The trouble comes when the hundreds of words of speculation are not backed up by the "evidence" presented. The fact is today is July 6th ... but it would be dishonest to take that fact (today's date) and try to say "the date is a fact so everything else I say is a fact". Knowing the difference between fact and speculation is important. And if you read the Cord Cutters article they make that clear: "For now, these are rumors, but they are lining up with what we are hearing about AT&T’s future plans for their TV services." It is to easy to ignore the fact that most of what we "know" is rumors and speculation. Read "AT&T reportedly wants to try to move over DIRECTV customers to a cheaper streaming version to help save AT&T money." at the top of the article and never make it to the bottom of the article. Take a step back ... see what is actually known (with some legitimate source) vs speculation that happens to fit one's personal theory. It happens all of the time in the political world ... don't let rumor override the facts presented. Cord Cutters included the acknowledgement of rumor in their report. Don't ignore it.