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spin control

Slang. an attempt to give a bias to news coverage, especially of a political candidate or event.
1985-90 Unabridged
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spin control

noun phrase

: Spin control is the subtle art of massaging reporters' minds after the event has taken place. The ''doctors'' try to control the interpretation, or ''spin,'' the reporters will put on their stories (mid1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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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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