We've all heard things through the grapevine that are less than accurate. It’s not much different than that old-fashioned game of telephone we played as kids.
“I’m going to see the Easter Bunny at the mall” somehow translated into “I’ve got an adopted bunny named Paul”. Though a piece of the original content is there, the meaning is lost completely.
There may be topics in this industry that you feel like you’ve played a game of telephone with. You thought you heard something, but it does not make total sense out of context.