Tiger Woods Affair Rumor: Cheating on Wife with Rachel Uchitel?
The Tiger Woods affair rumor has everyone racing to their keyboards, though the source of the story is the National Enquirer. Media Takeout got to the story early (perhaps first on the web), saying that Tiger Woods is cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren, with Rachel Uchitel, and scanning some Rachel Uchitel photos from the Enquirer itself. At the moment, though, the Enquirer's own site has no mention of the Tiger Woods affair story, so it's either print-only or not real. The comment thread on Media Takeout's story is a mixture of spam and sentence-fragment comments, but I bet the story will get picked up across the web as the day goes on.
Items like this, which aren't easily verified, take on lives of their own, either by outlets covering them, or by other outlets covering the outlets covering them. That's why I'm calling it a rumor.