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 newshounds 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 The publication finds how the presidential press secretaries' position has developed from out of date public family right into a smooth-working procedure of freeing information and responding to newshounds' questions at day-by-day briefings by means of portraying the president within the absolute best mild. Klein ferrets out clean, anecdotal info and contains interviews with nationally identified personalities―including former White apartment press secretaries and extraordinary reporters who've lined the White condo. 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 finds 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 reputable information. It all started subtly within the Roosevelt management and has been conscientiously honed with the transformation of the media within the details 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 want of the president to make it acceptable―even desired―by the general public. conception quick turns into fact, and as soon as the evidence of a state of affairs were approved by way of the establishment―politicians and the clicking alike―it turns into nearly most unlikely to alter people's minds approximately them. The publication files rankings of examples of White condominium spin by way of subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how various press secretaries controlled the scoop in wartime, in overseas coverage, in scandals, and in a bunch of family concerns equivalent to schooling and nationwide mess ups. 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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All the Presidents' Spokesmen: Spinning the News--White House Press Secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush: Spinning the News - White ... from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Woody Klein