I find it a fair account of the symbiotic relationship between journalists and PR practitioners. And I agree that in a consumer democracy there is in effect a courtroom negotiation involving public relations and journalism in reaching ‘the truth’. (Yet some academics reject the advocacy role of public relations as unethical.)
Truth isn’t always simple and plain (the concept of The Truth is chillingly Orwellian). That’s why I thought Cristina Odone was being naive, and why I think Chris Edwards’s challenge to high-minded PR is unfair.