Is political spin a bad thing? Today and in the coming weeks, Spin-Out will deal with this fundamental issue.

Done honestly, it can help frame the debate around an important issue. Good spin causes those who are interested in an issue to get more involved by making them do research, look at pro and con arguments, and form an opinion based upon facts.

Who am I kidding here? Most people who practice spin are hoping their target audience succumbs to the temptation to be sloppy and lazy and not put forth sufficient effort to understand a given issue.

What about the media? Aren

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