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spin doctor

One who manipulates information, often by attempting to present negative news as being somehow positive. The campaign's spin doctors somehow made the candidate's poor performance in the debate look like a sign that he was the more relatable candidate.
See also: doctor, spin

spin doctor

someone who gives a twisted or deviously deceptive version of an event. (Usually in the context of manipulating the news for political reasons.) Things were going bad for the candidate, so he got himself a new spin doctor. A good spin doctor could have made the incident appear far less damaging.
See also: doctor, spin

spin doctor

An individual charged with getting others to interpret a statement or event from a particular viewpoint, as in Charlie is the governor's spin doctor. This term, born about 1980 along with spin control, uses doctor in the colloquial sense of "one who repairs something."
See also: doctor, spin

spin doctor

n. someone who provides an interpretation of news or an event in a way that makes the news or event work to the advantage of the entity employing the spin doctor. (Usually in political contexts in reference to manipulating the news.) Things were going bad for the president, so he got himself a new spin doctor.
See also: doctor, spin
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Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart, in his oily here) works as a spin doctor for the Academy of Tobacco Studies, a lobby group for the major cigarette companies.
Branson is a spin doctor in his own right and one of the most effective.
The good news to remember, however, is that no matter what you are in Washington, a Spin Doctor, Caseworker, or even a Clerk is a hero back home.
Fetter is not a medical doctor, but he certainly qualifies as a spin doctor," Pearce continued, "If you practice Wall Street medicine, it is a victory that your hospitals simply remain accredited to continue to earn money.