So, amongst the stories that popped up in the last day and a half or so was the admission by The Sun that the big front-page splash which claimed Amy Winehouse and Alan Sugar were on some sort of terrorist hit-list was about as true as... oh, that story about Elton John's dogs or something.
The Sun has appears to apologise:
A PHONEY terrorism "expert" has confessed to duping newspapers and a senior politician.
Newspapers. Like The Sun, you mean?
Yes, it turns out that far from being an apology from the Sun to its readers, it's actually running an apology from Glen Jenvey to The Sun:
Jenvey - who had been described as "an extremely capable and knowledgeable analyst" by Tory MP Patrick Mercer - said: "I'm fully responsible for the story. The Sun was deceived.
"The Sun did not know that I was behind the postings.
"I would like to apologise to all the British Jews who we scared and I'd like to apologise to The Sun newspaper."
Somehow, The Sun seems to think that this lets it off the hook - "ooh, he didn't say 'I've forged the postings', so how were we to know?". Shouldn't The Sun have investigated a little more closely before running the story?
So, apart from the relief that Amy Winehouse is now - officially - once again her own worst enemy, there remains a big question: had we paid to read this story behind a paywall, would we get a refund?