Twitter rumors are not news

Honestly, I have wanted to be a writer since I was eight years old. I wanted to tell stories within the medium of comics books, where I would hopefully find myself writing Spider-Man one day. Well, so far that hasn’t exactly worked out that way, but I keep at it. Not because I think I’ll write for…well, anyone really. But I keep at it because I love it, and I respect the craft of writing. So the following may seem out of left field, but it’ll make sense by the end (hopefully).

On Tuesday December fourth, a writer for the website Collider named Steven Weintraub openly stated on Twitter that he would be starting a rumor that season four of the Marvel/Netflix show Daredevil was cancelled by none other that Marvel themselves. Steven goes on to mention that he has been “sitting” on information that he can’t source and then laments how much of a shame it is that Daredevil won’t get a season four.

Now as much as I loved the Daredevil TV show, the way season three ended, it gave a semblance of hope for Matthew Murdock and Co. the likes f which the show had never given us before. It was a fitting end that would have been perfect if left alone, and most likely sullied if added to. But, I understand that sometimes, shows end, and often times, they don’t end as well as Daredevil did.

So it’s really stupid when you see people like Steven calling out a studio that honestly just makes entertainment for people, seems incredibly trivial at the end of the day. The fact that he is unwilling to site a source is particularly stupid because all he’s doing by saying that his tweet is a “rumor” is just dangling a carrot from a stick for likes and re-tweets. If you’re unwilling to back up your claims, don’t make them. This flies in the face what writing is. Perhaps I am naive, but writing is supposed to be about sharing the truth if you’re unwilling to do that, then you should just keep your mouth shut and not try to seem like a guy that’s willing to kick the proverbial hornet’s nest.

Talking shit on Twitter is not what writing is all about. Actively trying to start a rumor is not what writing is supposed to be about.

Shows get cancelled all the time. We need to be adults and deal with it.

BTW: I first read about this on the website screenrant. I don’t know why they thought this was actually newsworthy to be honest.

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