"I am much impressed by the effects of what we have come to call the 'spin-doctors,' which is to say those who make it their business to induce the desired reaction
~~ William F. Buckley Jr.
• \SPIN-dahk-ter\ • (noun)
: a person (as a political aide
) responsible for ensuring that others interpret an event
from a particular point of view
The expression "to put a spin on
" appears to have originated in the movie industry
, but it was quickly snatched up by the political world
. "Spin doctor" itself was likely coined during the 1984 Reagan-Mondale campaign...
this just happened to be the word-of-the-day on Webster's website from which I ripped it off.
Before the term Spin-doctor
was used, we used to call this bullshitting
. However, I don't think the skull fucking Networks
would have let a show go on the air
called Bullshit City