spin machine


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spin machine

A group, organization, or movement of people that collectively manages the way in which a piece of news or information is presented or interpreted so that it best serves their own interests. The company is a master spin machine, turning the most minor of successes into glorious accomplishments, while deflecting any failures as not being noteworthy. The president's spin machine was in full force again today, with every news outlet aligned with her arguing that the fresh allegations of financial misconduct are lies being perpetrated by foreign enemies of the government.
See also: machine, spin
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Labour's spin machine, headed by Alastair Campbell, has been ordered into overdrive to rake up examples of Civil Service 'offences' that have 'blocked, delayed or stymied' new Labour policies.
According to Michael Kinsley, editor of Slate, "2000 turned out to be a milestone year for the Great American Spin Machine....
The network ratings spin machine is beginning to spin out of control.
LEO Varadkar has said staff moving on from his spin machine could be promoted after their stint with the failed PR experiment.
Yet despite the battering at the polls, the Labour spin machine raced optimistically onwards.
Either due to an error on the part of the Daily Post, or an over-enthusiastic Conservative spin machine, the story noted that she had achieved "the biggest swing to the Tory party in the north of England" in the last general election in Wirral West.
He said: 'Of course the Downing Street spin machine has been saying the family were against it.
TONY Blair tried to regain public trust in his Government yesterday with a shake-up of No10's spin machine.
PRIME Minister Tony Blair has been told he must dismantle Labour's controversial spin machine. The Government was reeling today from the aftershock of the resignations of Jo Moore and Martin Sixsmith over their spin feud - and mounting demands for the sacking of their boss Stephen Byers.
MICHEAL Martin has blasted Leo Varadkar's [euro]5million "spin machine" as a "politicisation" of taxpayers' money and an abuse of our hard-earned cash.
But now the Downing Street spin machine is bracing itself for potentially damaging evidence.
The nats' spin machine remained in top gear, warning us about a lack of doctors and growing hospital waiting lists.
THE Government last night failed to defeat a bill that would rein in the Taoiseach's "spin machine".
But the reality is those who claim the new unit is little more than the Taoiseach's personal "spin machine" are dead right.
THE spin machine has gone into overdrive since Grainne Seoige was axed from Daybreak.