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spin control

Manipulation of news, especially political news, as in The White House press secretary is a master of spin control. This idiom uses spin in the sense of "interpretation," that is, how something will be interpreted by the public (also see put a spin on). [c. 1980] Also see spin doctor.
See also: control, spin
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Since the satellite is required to perform high rate spin control, the Sun sensors as well as the magnetometers and gyroscopic sensors are required to have a high sampling frequency (order of magnitude >10 Hz).
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But despite the coal industry's best effort at spin control, it is still a dirty fuel requiring expensive "scrubbing" technology to meet today's environmental standards.
While the Premier League's domestic spin control has been excellent Andy Burnham, the current Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has recently dared to gently question the money-obsessed Premier League.
The LAUSD bureaucracy may have its limitations, but it knows how to spend money, especially on self-serving spin control.
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While the news came as a surprise, the timing did not: A cardinal rule of corporate spin control is that good news gets put out in the morning, while bad -- or at least unsettling -- dispatches are put on hold until Wall Street puts the kids to bed.
Spin control with a short iron is paramount and there will be a few who get it wrong
Instead, the October 5 vote was an exercise in political spin control.
Information War: American Propaganda, Free Speech, And Opinion Control Since 9-11 is a candid and disturbing look at how government and media have used spin control and propaganda to shape popular opinion and guide the nation toward a specific political agenda regardless of dissent since the September 11th attacks.
To help students understand spin control and the image-elevating practices that are designed to present Presidents in the most favorable light.
Any profession needing spin control to change public perception is very much in trouble.
In the war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took a particularly hostile stance toward the press, ridiculing demands for daily briefings and overseeing the creation of the Pentagon's short-lived Office of Strategic Influence, an Orwellian department of spin control dedicated to ensuring that the foreign press get the correct point of view on the war--even if they need to be manipulated (or deceived?
At the same time, however, a not-too-subtle effort at spin control was underway, as both the pope and his handlers used the occasion to assert a basic continuity between Pope John's council and the policies of this pontificate.
Evidence suggests that it isn't looking for a path towards decency, but for ways to exercise spin control and errode international sanctions.