Slang. an attempt to give a bias to news coverage, especially of a political candidate or event.
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How to use spin control in a sentence
spin control began, Florida-style: the opinion only covers some counties, some people, some times.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over | Jay Michaelson | January 5, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But today, spin control has become, basically, a strategy of being honest.
As the row spilled into the Venezuelan news cycle, Maduro resorted to spin control to contain the damage.
But it took a catastrophe to make them realize the limits of spin control.
Other 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.
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