Spin has been a part of politics for as long as I can remember. Today we have gone way beyond it and I fear it imperils our democracy.
I just added Republic of Spin by: David Greenberg to the Recommended Reading list. Republic of Spin cornicles the manipulation of mass media from the Theodore Roosevelt to the Barack Obama administration.
If you are of the political scientist strain this is a must read like Jane Mayer’s, Dark Money, Nate Silver’s, The Signal and the Noise along with Sasha Issenberg’s, The Victory Lab.