Great article.

Being a bit older than many of the posters on Medium, I recall that the term “spin” was popularized during the Clinton administration. “Spin” was an explanation of a face made to compliment the Administration’s principals and its efforts.

The problem is that “spin” actually (and in theory) defines a broad range of statements which live in the “grey area” between an outright statement of fact and a baldfaced lie.

That’s not a problem in and of itself; the problem exposes itself when the media alters the definition of what is acceptable “spin” and what is “falsehood” based on their own biases.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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