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By Woody Klein

This is the 1st quantity to chronicle the tale of the evolution of the symbiotic dating among the presidential press secretaries and journalists who coated White apartment 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 big apple urban Mayor John V. Lindsay, who ran for president in 1972. The publication unearths how the presidential press secretaries' function has developed from outdated public family right into a smooth-working process of liberating information and responding to journalists' questions at day-by-day briefings by means of portraying the president within the very best mild. Klein ferrets out clean, anecdotal details and contains interviews with nationally recognized personalities―including former White residence press secretaries and awesome reporters who've coated the White apartment. He brings to existence 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 ended in 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 indicates the way it has been sophisticated to the purpose the place it really is now well-known for what it truly is: slanting or packaging the inside track in prefer of the president to make it acceptable―even desired―by the general public. notion speedy turns into fact, and as soon as the evidence of a scenario were accredited via the establishment―politicians and the clicking alike―it turns into nearly most unlikely to alter people's minds approximately them. The booklet files ratings of examples of White apartment spin by way of subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how various press secretaries controlled the scoop in wartime, in international coverage, in scandals, and in a bunch of family matters reminiscent of schooling and nationwide failures. Twenty-three press secretaries are incorporated. the main outstanding 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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