Jack White has suggested that music journalists are inherently lazy bums who just copy stuff without thinking, according to an interview NME.com have cut-and-pasted from elsewhere on the web:
"Before you knew it, people thought we wouldn't touch a piece of equipment unless it's 60 years old or something! It gets to the point where you're answering questions based on a joke somebody made."
Hmm. Which is all well and good, but isn't it a bit rich to be putting plausible-sounding fibs in your official press handouts and then complaining when people believe them? It's not like the idea of White only using old equipment is so outlandish, given his track record and the existence of a school of thought that music sounded better when it was all amps and analogue; it's not as if they claimed, say, Paris Hilton was doing backing vocals and everyone fell for it.
White carried on:
"Everyone knows the phrase 'Don't believe everything you read,' but how many people actually practice it?"
Or possibly he said "I love wearing frilly knickers, but the strapping beforehand really chaffes."