There were a few nuggets of self-pity & poor-little-me mumblings from Tony Blair yesterday (http://politics.guardian.co.uk/tonyblair/story/0,,2101076.00.html ):
"Speaking at a meeting for journalists at Reuters in London, [Blair] added, 'The fear of missing out means today's media, more than ever, hunts in a pack.
'In these modes, it is like a feral beast just tearing people and reputations to bits. But no-one dares miss out.'"
Blair said he was not complaining unduly: "It is not a whinge about how unfair it all is".
New Labour has been devastatingly effective at "spin", so was amusing to find Blair commenting, "Comment is a perfectly respectable part of journalism. But it is supposed to be separate."
The report went on, "Acknowledging his part in courting right wing media barons in the early days of his leadership, Mr Blair added, 'In the early days Murdoch was incredibly hostile to Labour and it was important to take that away.'"
At what cost, Tony?
Oh yes, nearly forgot: Iraq? Nope, no second thoughts.