An expression used to refer to an imaginary construct which spends all of its time cranking out generalized views, impressions, or opinions on various topics. These items are often titillating, scandalous, and sometimes utterly outrageous depending on the source.

One of the best real-world manifestations 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.

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