Remember the game children played where they whisper something to someone, then that person whispers what they heard (or think they heard) to the next person and it passes on down the line of children? When they get to the last child in line, he/she says what they heard (or thinks they heard). Does it even come close to the original statement? Usually not! It's probably not even close.
This is similar to what happens in the business world where something has been stated and is not the truth. Joey Houssian of Outdoor Adventures is responding to a statement that 100 of the company's sled dogs were slaughtered because the company is in financial difficulty. Facing the media, he responded and pointed out that the accusation from an employee is under investigation but he takes "moral responsibility" for everything that happens within his company.