In a cacophony of apologetics, mainstream journalists are saying sorry for swallowing and amplifying the lies pumped out by the Bush and Blair propaganda machine to justify the attack on Iraq. The New York Times has eaten humble pie for reporting that it "was not as rigorous as it should have been". Some information was, wrote the paper's editors, 'insufficiently qualified or allowed to stand unchallenged'.
What does Public Relations mean to you? Sharp suits, beguiling smiles, off the record hints, misinformation and lies?