It’s a little thin on the meat of the argument, but I’m pretty much hard-wired to approve of the subject matter. From Slate’s Jacob Weisberg: Beyond Spin – The propaganda presidency of George W. Bush.
A frequent complaint about the Clinton administration was that it tried too hard to “spin” everything in its own favor. Clinton’s spin doctors had a variety of individual styles but shared a grating habit of relentlessly coloring the news to support their side in any argument. George Stephanopoulos, with whom the technique was closely identified, once defined spin as “a hope dressed up as an observation.” In practice, Clinton-era spinning meant that officials seldom conceded the obvious or acknowledged losing, failing, or being wrong about anything.
George W. Bush arrived in Washington avowing an end to all that. He promised he would never parse, shade, or play nice with the truth the way that Clinton had. But if Bush has shunned spinning, it has been in favor of something far more insidious. If the Clintonites were inveterate spinners, the Bushies have proved themselves to be thoroughgoing propagandists.