[Political] prose consists less and less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning, and more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabricated hen-house.
--George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
(Cliches from Associated Press Guide to News Writing, Rene J. Cappon.)
Plus, courtesy Justin Mason, a convenient bookmarklet version [version 1.0].
See also the passivator and GNU Style and Diction.a theinfo.org hack for Quinn