I'm talking about the endless stream of PR-speak attributed to people, usually people in some sort of self-induced trouble, when it's so blindingly obvious that they didn't say anything like it.
The spin doctors can't even be bothered to write them in a believable way, in a way the subject might actually have said it.
It's an almost daily occurrence as the spin doctors get more and more influence over companies, governments and individuals.
There was a classic a couple of days ago when a rugby league player attended an interview with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority dressed like this:
You can imagine him saying exactly that can't you?
Surely there can't be anyone who believes these statements are anything but PR spin. They're an insult to our intelligence.