was founded in 1999 by Rich Buhler, a broadcaster, speaker,
author, broadcast journalist, and producer who researched
and wrote about rumors and urban legends for more than 30 years.
Because of both
his knowledge about what he terms "eRumors" and his broadcast
background, Rich was a popular guest on radio and television and
has appeared on national and international outlets including on
CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Fox News, BBC, CBC, as well as local television
and radio stations from Maryland to California. He has also
either written, or been featured in, numerous newspaper and
Rich's interest in
rumors and urban legends began during the years he worked in the
news media in Los Angeles for CBS and Westinghouse Broadcasting.
For fifteen years he also hosted a nationally syndicated, live,
daily talk show from Los Angeles and his listeners became
familiar with his occasionally putting on his "Rumor Rich Hat"
and looking into current rumors.
TruthOrFiction.com to provide Internet users with a quick and
easy way to check out the accuracy of forwarded emails.
He also published
"The eRumor Report," a regular email update that keeps
subscribers posted on the latest eRumors and virus warnings. He
called it "Hoodwink Insurance." His TruthorFiction.com newspaper
column was published weekly including to the U.S. Armed Forces
in Stars and Stripes. His weekly radio feature was aired on
various stations throughout the U.S.
Rich has won
numerous honors for his work including awards from Toastmasters
International, The Southern California Motion Picture Council,
Religion In Media, Biola University (Honorary Doctor of Laws
Degree) and Trinity College (Honorary Doctor of Humanities).
Rich was the
president of Branches Communications in California, a
Radio-Television-Film production company. He was also an
ordained minister, the author of several best-selling books, and
a voice for those who have experienced what he terms "emotional
injury" from abuse. He hosted of the radio program Talk From the
Heart, a daily live talk show that is broadcast daily from KBRT-AM
740 in Los Angeles.
TruthOrFiction.com until his death from pancreatic cancer in May
The family-owned site remains dedicated to Rich’s vision and the
Truthorfiction.com team is proud to carry on his legacy of
seeking out truth and exposing fiction.