American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A spin doctor.
- n. US, politics, slang A media liaison or spokesperson, charged with presenting the spin for their political side.
- n. a public relations person who tries to forestall negative publicity by publicizing a favorable interpretation of the words or actions of a company or political party or famous person
- spin + -meister (Wiktionary)
“The name of the site would be What They Really Mean, and below the speaker would be a translation, in English, of what the spinmeister is saying.”
“The SHA can teach any political 'spinmeister' the tricks of spinning a story like no other, and manages to remain arrogant simultaneously.”
“spinmeister' representing the absence of 'grey' as acceptable pale.”
“spinmeister' such becomes as the 'rotten apple' as latched upon in the line; as in big lie.”
“It operates in the kind of opaque bubble that a spinmeister like Johnson could shape to his own ends.”
“Next from Heller, Boccaccio's "D Cameron". a series of tall tales by exiled spinmeister Andy Coulson, all in the form of overheard conversations.”
“There are lies, lies and implausible lies," to quote Meles Zenawi, the dictator-cum-economic spinmeister of Ethiopia.”
“Thank you for thinking of Mandy for this piece," writes an assistant to Mandy Grunwald, a typically chatty Clinton spinmeister.”
“McCain has long been appreciative of Petraeus 'record, including his services as a military spinmeister for President George W. Bush's Iraq war policies midway through the decade.”
“To aid him in the cause, DeMoss enlisted the help of Lanny Davis, a notorious Democratic spinmeister and onetime chief counsel in Bill Clinton's White House.”
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