Excellent, must-read from Robert Fisk:
This isn't just about clichés – this is preposterous journalism. There is no battle between power and the media. Through language, we have become them.
this vocabulary is not adopted through political connivance. It is an infection that we all suffer from – I've used 'peace process' a few times myself, though with quotation marks which you can't use on television – but yes, it's a contagion.
And when we use these words, we become one with the power and the elites which rule our world without fear of challenge from the media.