Lesson 1: Call yourself Andrew Verity.
Lesson 2: Get a job as financial journalist on BBC Radio Five Live.
Lesson 3: Join in an interview with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury live on air.
Lesson 4: Ask said politician if they have heard talk/rumour that a European Bank is bust.
Lesson 5: When said lightweight politician avoids giving a straight answer, ask the question a couple more times.
Lesson 6: Leave studio and connect to the internet.
Lesson 7: See how long it takes for the rumour to gain traction and spread around Twitter and the Blogs.
You have now successfully given a low key rumour of unknown origin a huge shot of steroids and prepared the ground for world’s biggest ‘news’ organisation to fill a news cycle with more speculation; promoting fear that the banking sector of an entire economic area, is on the verge of collapse.