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Wikipedia: Spin (politics)
Spin (politics)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In politics and public relations spin refers to portraying an event or fact in a way that is favorable to you and unfavorable to your political opponents. This is called "putting a positive spin on a story" or just "spinning" the story.

Practitioners of spin are often referred to as spin doctors.

The techniques of spin include:

  • Selective quotation
  • Selective use of facts
  • Non-denial denial
  • Phrasing in a way that assumes unproven truths
  • "Burying" stories by releasing information at times when more important events dominate the news
  • Euphemisms to disguise or promote one's agenda

Spin is effectively the techniques of "grey propaganda" applied to politics and PR.

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