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Woody Klein's All the Presidents' Spokesmen: Spinning the News--White PDF

By Woody Klein

This is the 1st quantity to chronicle the tale of the evolution of the symbiotic courting among the presidential press secretaries and newshounds who lined White residence information throughout the phrases of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, invoice Clinton, and George W. Bush. writer Woody Klein has been either a reporter (for the Washington Post and the New York World-Telegram & Sun) and a press secretary himself to ny urban Mayor John V. Lindsay, who ran for president in 1972. The booklet finds how the presidential press secretaries' function has developed from out of date public kinfolk right into a smooth-working process of freeing information and responding to newshounds' questions at day-by-day briefings by way of portraying the president within the very best mild. Klein ferrets out clean, anecdotal info and comprises interviews with nationally recognized personalities―including former White residence press secretaries and outstanding reporters who've coated the White apartment. He brings to lifestyles the personalities and perspectives of each presidential spokesman on how the activity has grown in stature because the press secretaries or spinmeisters became high-profile officials.

Klein unearths how the stress among govt and the media―normally fit in any democracy―has led to the manipulation of evidence and the discharge of favorable legit information. It all started subtly within the Roosevelt management and has been conscientiously honed with the transformation of the media within the info and know-how revolution; he exhibits the way it has been sophisticated to the purpose the place it truly is now well-known for what it really is: slanting or packaging the inside track in prefer of the president to make it acceptable―even desired―by the general public. belief speedy turns into fact, and as soon as the evidence of a state of affairs were authorized by way of the establishment―politicians and the clicking alike―it turns into nearly most unlikely to alter people's minds approximately them. The e-book records rankings of examples of White residence spin via subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how diversified press secretaries controlled the scoop in wartime, in international coverage, in scandals, and in a number of family concerns comparable to schooling and nationwide mess ups. Twenty-three press secretaries are integrated. the main impressive between them are Steve Early (Roosevelt), James Hagerty (Eisenhower), Pierre Salinger (Kennedy), invoice Moyers (Johnson), Ron Ziegler (Nixon), Marlin Fitzwater (Reagan and G. H. W. Bush), Dee Dee Myers (Clinton), Mike McCurry (Clinton), Joe Lockhart (Clinton), Ari Fleischer (Bush), Scott McClellan (Bush), and Tony Snow (Bush).

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