New PDF release: All the Presidents' Spokesmen: Spinning the News--White

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 coated White residence 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 The ebook finds how the presidential press secretaries' function has advanced from out of date public kinfolk right into a smooth-working method of liberating information and responding to journalists' questions at day-by-day briefings by means of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 condo press secretaries and awesome 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 proof and the discharge of favorable reputable 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 subtle to the purpose the place it truly is now well-known for what it's: slanting or packaging the scoop in want of the president to make it acceptable―even desired―by the general public. conception speedy turns into fact, and as soon as the proof of a state of affairs were permitted through the establishment―politicians and the clicking alike―it turns into nearly very unlikely to alter people's minds approximately them. The booklet records ratings of examples of White residence spin by way of subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how diverse press secretaries controlled the inside track in wartime, in international coverage, in scandals, and in a number of family concerns akin to schooling and nationwide failures. Twenty-three press secretaries are integrated. 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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