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 newshounds who lined White apartment information throughout 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 ny urban Mayor John V. Lindsay, who ran for president in 1972. The e-book unearths how the presidential press secretaries' position has advanced from outdated public kin right into a smooth-working procedure of freeing information and responding to journalists' questions at day-by-day briefings via portraying the president within the very best gentle. Klein ferrets out clean, anecdotal info and comprises interviews with nationally recognized personalities―including former White apartment press secretaries and remarkable newshounds who've lined the White apartment. 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 unearths 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 reputable information. It begun subtly within the Roosevelt management and has been conscientiously honed with the transformation of the media within the info and expertise revolution; he indicates the way it has been subtle to the purpose the place it truly is now well-known for what it really is: slanting or packaging the scoop in prefer of the president to make it acceptable―even desired―by the general public. notion quick turns into truth, and as soon as the evidence of a scenario were permitted by way of the establishment―politicians and the click alike―it turns into nearly very unlikely to alter people's minds approximately them. The e-book records ratings of examples of White condo spin by means of subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how diverse press secretaries controlled the scoop in wartime, in international coverage, in scandals, and in a number of household matters resembling schooling and nationwide mess ups. Twenty-three press secretaries are integrated. 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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