REPUBLIC OF SPIN
Learn about the evolution of the White House spin machine from the era of Teddy Roosevelt’s bully pulpit to Barack Obama’s use of the Internet and social media. Look in on Woodrow Wilson convening the first White House press conference, Franklin Roosevelt meeting with his private pollsters, and George W. Bush staging his "Mission Accomplished" photo op. See past and present pollsters, speechwriters, publicists, and other spinmeisters at work. Investigate how renowned political critics from Walter Lippmann to Stephen Colbert have grappled with the role of spin in a democracy.
This title is part of the series: REPUBLIC OF SPIN
10 and up