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 dating among the presidential press secretaries and journalists who lined White condo information through 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 long island urban Mayor John V. Lindsay, who ran for president in 1972. The ebook finds how the presidential press secretaries' function has developed from out of date public family right into a smooth-working method of liberating information and responding to journalists' questions at day-by-day briefings through portraying the president within the very best gentle. Klein ferrets out clean, anecdotal info and contains interviews with nationally recognized personalities―including former White apartment press secretaries and impressive reporters who've lined the White residence. 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 finds how the stress among executive and the media―normally fit in any democracy―has ended in the manipulation of evidence and the discharge of favorable authentic information. It began subtly within the Roosevelt management and has been rigorously 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's now well-known for what it really is: slanting or packaging the inside track in want of the president to make it acceptable―even desired―by the general public. notion speedy turns into fact, and as soon as the proof of a scenario were permitted through the establishment―politicians and the clicking alike―it turns into almost very unlikely to alter people's minds approximately them. The publication files ratings of examples of White condo spin by way of subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how diversified press secretaries controlled the inside track in wartime, in international coverage, in scandals, and in a number of household matters equivalent to schooling and nationwide failures. Twenty-three press secretaries are incorporated. the main amazing 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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