On Reddit, where the original entry was made we see it as a 0 mode, the image was posted, nothing more or less. Newspapers and blogs that draws attention to the behavior (Yahoo, Macworld, Wired) takes it with a grain of salt, so the truth factor goes down a bit. The commentators to the articles takes it almost as 100% truth, raising the truth factor bar. The commentators / readers who spins it on in their own social media (Twitter, G +, Facebook) defines it as the truth, all doubt is gone. In what segment do you pick up your information, and wich one affects people the most?
(via Day4 - How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community)