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Bush and the Media: Spin or be Spun36:17
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photoTaking the media for a spin. Ari Fleischer's resignation leaves the Bush Administration without one of its smoothest media mainstays. But the White House remains masterful at media management. And much of mainstream media seems happy to go along for the ride. From "the Coalition" to "Embeds", a look at Washington's game of spin or be spun.

Guests:

Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and author of "Media Unlimited:How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives"

Martha Joynt Kumar, professor of political science at Towson University, author of "Communications Operations in the White House of President George W. Bush: Making News on His Terms", June 2003 issue of Presidential Studies Quarterly

Marvin Kalb, Senior Fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, 30-year correspondent for CBS and NBC News

This program aired on May 27, 2003.

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