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spin doctor

Informal a person who provides a favourable slant to an item of news, potentially unpopular policy, etc., esp on behalf of a political personality or party
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Puno, speaking before religious and civil leaders at the Baguio Convention Center last Saturday, said spin doctors were dictating on the choice for a new leader who would save the people from poverty.
Instead he points the nger for all ill deeds at Westminster, on spin doctors such as Coulson and, although he didn't mention Campbell, I'm sure he had that gentleman also in mind.
Even worse is putting your trust in a spin doctor, who uses highly manipulative tactics with no regard for accuracy or transparency, to influence media content in the press.
His letter states that the council had "confirmed it had hired spin doctor Mark Fletcher-Brown on PS650 a day.
Labour MP Phil Wilson said: "While David Cameron tells the rest of the country to accept cuts, he's happy to spend more on his own spin doctors.
It elevated The Spin Doctors from a grassroots local phenomenon to a world-class recording act.
Even Malcolm Tucker, the fictional take on the ultimate spin doctor played so brilliantly by Peter Capaldi, would be lost for expletives.
The former Labour spin doctor, a pivotal figure in Downing Street under Tony Blair, said journalists get their heads together after news events, deciding on the line to be taken in a bid to influence public opinion.
The PM and Chancellor George Osborne are pushing through pounds 81billion of cuts to public spending but want more than a dozen new spin doctors and special advisers on salaries of up to pounds 90,000.
Andrew Dillon, chief executive of the National Institute for Health Clinical Excellence (Nice), said the Conservatives were wrong to claim it spent 13% of its budget on spin doctors.
IN RECENT years spin doctors have been thrust from the shadowy corners of British politics and into the unwelcome spotlight of comic scrutiny.
Alexander has already lost two spin doctors since becoming Scottish Labour leader just two months ago.