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 residence 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 long island urban Mayor John V. Lindsay, who ran for president in 1972. The ebook finds how the presidential press secretaries' position has advanced from out of date public kin right into a smooth-working process of liberating information and responding to newshounds' questions at day-by-day briefings by means of portraying the president within the very best gentle. Klein ferrets out clean, anecdotal details and contains interviews with nationally recognized personalities―including former White condominium press secretaries and amazing reporters who've lined the White residence. 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 strain among executive and the media―normally fit in any democracy―has led to 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 details and expertise revolution; he exhibits the way it has been subtle to the purpose the place it's now famous for what it really 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 proof of a state of affairs were accredited by means of the establishment―politicians and the clicking alike―it turns into almost very unlikely to alter people's minds approximately them. The ebook records ratings of examples of White condo spin via subject instead of chronologically―for instance, how diverse press secretaries controlled the scoop in wartime, in international coverage, in scandals, and in a bunch of family matters akin to schooling and nationwide failures. Twenty-three press secretaries are incorporated. the main awesome 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