An expression used to refer to an imaginary construct
which spends all of its time cranking out
, or opinions
on various topics. These items are often titillating
, and sometimes utterly outrageous
depending on the source.
One of the best real-world manifestation
s of a rumor-mill
would be The Weekly World News
. Of course, many such mills exist, and are generally described using the term tabloid
. The best farcical tabloid
is undoubtedly The Onion
Of course, it can almost always be assumed that there is little quality control
spent on the end product (bad rumors
) of these 'factories'. Hence the negative connotation
associated with the word.