- Slang. an attempt to give a bias to news coverage, especially of a political candidate or event.
Origin of spin control
Idioms and Phrases with spin control
Manipulation of news, especially political news, as in The White House press secretary is a master of spin control. This idiom uses spin in the sense of “interpretation,” that is, how something will be interpreted by the public (also see put a spin on). [c. 1980] Also see spin doctor.