This is an answer in "BizQuiz: Should you share this gossip?"
5. Don’t say it. Sometimes gossip takes the form of criticism or judgment that is premature because you don't know all the facts. The consequences of such quick gossip are highlighted in the following aphorism: "I shot an error into the air. It fell upon a ready ear somewhere. And though I've often tried to retract, some still call my error fact."