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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 journalists who lined White condo information in the course of 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 manhattan urban Mayor John V. Lindsay, who ran for president in 1972. The booklet finds how the presidential press secretaries' function has developed from outdated public kinfolk right into a smooth-working process of freeing information and responding to newshounds' questions at day-by-day briefings by means of portraying the president within the absolute best gentle. Klein ferrets out clean, anecdotal details and comprises interviews with nationally recognized personalities―including former White apartment press secretaries and amazing 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 respectable information. It begun 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 really is now famous for what it truly is: slanting or packaging the scoop in desire of the president to make it acceptable―even desired―by the general public. conception speedy turns into truth, and as soon as the proof of a scenario were approved through 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 apartment spin by means of subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how diversified press secretaries controlled the scoop in wartime, in international coverage, in scandals, and in a bunch of household matters similar to schooling and nationwide failures. Twenty-three press secretaries are incorporated. the main extraordinary 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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