O.K., so the Tribune runs a story, "Lottery winner identified," which contains the following interesting information:
1. Mike Dominquez, owner of Mike's Barber Shop in Morro Bay says that John Davis, who cuts hair in the shop, is the winner of the $133 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
2. John Davis has not been contacted by the Tribune, so the information has not been confirmed before running the story.
3. The winning ticket, purchased at Bottle Liquor and Deli, has not been validated or verified because whoever won it hasn't come in to validate or confirm it. Until it is verified, there is no "winner."
4. But that didn't stop the Tribune from headlining this hearsay as if it were an actual event.
Think that's called The New Journalism.