By Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, Brendan Nyhan
Publish yr note: initially released in 2004
All the President's Spin, the 1st ebook from the editors of the acclaimed nonpartisan site Spinsanity, unmasks the strategies of deception and media manipulation that George W. Bush has used to promote his time table to the yankee people.
From his campaigns for tax cuts to the controversy over struggle in Iraq, President Bush has hired an remarkable onslaught of half-truths and strategically ambiguous language to curl and deform the evidence. Fritz, Keefer, and Nyhan's robust critique of Bush's list of coverage deception explains why the media has did not carry him responsible and demonstrates the chance those strategies pose to sincere political debate.
This is the basic publication for each citizen who desires to know the way George W. Bush has misled the kingdom and why, if left unchallenged, all of the President's spin may quickly turn into normal perform -- a devastating improvement for our democracy.
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Movie audiences reacted sympathetically to Mitchum’s arrest, which seemed to burnish his rebel persona, and his career quickly rebounded. Leeds was less fortunate. Upon release from jail in 1949, she accepted an offer from an exploitation filmmaker to make a low-budget movie capitalizing on the publicity around the Mitchum arrest. The Wild Weed, also exhibited as She Shoulda Said No, told the story of an orphaned chorus girl whose experimentation with marijuana causes a brother to commit suicide and leads to her own arrest for drug peddling.
He quickly established himself as, in his words, the “world’s greatest living expert on the international narcotic traffic,”48 and he strategically used his position to influence the media agenda. On the one hand, he spoke forcefully on the drug issue, provided a file of cherry-picked antidrug anecdotes to news organizations, penned magazine articles, and even participated in commercial films starring his agency. On the other hand, he brought pressure to squelch research and reports that threatened to introduce contrary views and used the resources of his small agency to keep depictions of drug use off of television and the big screen.
Newspaper reports on the latter murder and subsequent investigation alleged that Taylor was killed by drug dealers associated with his friend and rumored lover, the silent-screen bad girl Mabel Normand, who had a long-standing affinity for cocaine. 20 To forestall greater regulation, studio executives tapped Will H. S. postmaster general and former campaign manager for President Warren G. Harding, to head up a new trade association, the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, responsible for creating a set of standards for the movies its members would distribute.
All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth by Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, Brendan Nyhan