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The "spin room" was empty before Monday night's GOP presidential debate. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)
The "spin room" was empty before Monday night's GOP presidential debate. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)

Once upon time, political "spin" was done out of sight. A candidate debated or made a policy proposal, then his advisers talked of-the-record with reporters to try to sharpen a point or add some context.

But for some time now, spinning has been very much out in the open and every major debate includes a spin room, where campaign surrogates tell people like us what their candidates actually said.

Radio Boston's Anthony Brooks takes us into the spin room after Monday night's GOP presidential debate, to hear the master spinners at work.

This segment aired on June 14, 2011.

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