iPhone user rating?

I’m really tired of seeing legitimate news sites posting articles that are gossip, hearsay, speculation – whatever you’d like to call it. Technology sites such as Gizmodo and Engadget are notorious for it (some would argue that this is what their specialty is) as well as 500% of all celebrity entertainment sites.
I ran across something today that I think ventures into new bullshit territory – a user rating on a non-existent product. Today is January 19th, 2007 and almost 300 users have rated the iPhone on Yahoo.
Pretty amazing.
Pretty meaningless.
Yahoo, DWMMFT.