All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the by Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, Brendan Nyhan

By Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, Brendan Nyhan

Publish 12 months note: initially released in 2004

All the President's Spin, the 1st booklet from the editors of the acclaimed nonpartisan web site Spinsanity, unmasks the strategies of deception and media manipulation that George W. Bush has used to promote his schedule to the yankee people.

From his campaigns for tax cuts to the controversy over battle in Iraq, President Bush has hired an unheard of onslaught of half-truths and strategically ambiguous language to curl and deform the proof. Fritz, Keefer, and Nyhan's robust critique of Bush's list of coverage deception explains why the media has did not carry him dependable and demonstrates the hazard those strategies pose to sincere political debate.

This is the fundamental booklet for each citizen who desires to know how George W. Bush has misled the country and why, if left unchallenged, all of the President's spin may perhaps quickly develop into general perform -- a devastating improvement for our democracy.

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Research executive summary series, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, (7)1, 6, June. Fraser, D. (2009) Legal Issues in Social Media With David Fraser. [Online]. ca/2009/01/26/legal-issues-in-social-media-with-davidfraser (accessed 15 April 2011). Fraser, K. and Tin, J. (2011) Fraud experts call for internet security to be taught in schools as children’s identities are stolen via social networks. [Online] The Sunday Mail (Qld), 2 October. au/news/ technology/kids-ids-stolen-from-social-networks/story-e6frep1o1226155222825 (accessed 3 October 2011).

Essentially, children give too much of themselves away, and that will become a problem when the children reach 18 years of age and criminals fraudulently activate applications in the name of that person (Fraser and Tin, 2011). While children do use social media willingly and readily, it can have an added downside from the goodness that is expected from the fostering of friendships. For instance, a teenage girl was too afraid to go to school after net bullies hijacked her identity, with this leading to an assault at a local shopping centre (Gilham, 2010).

Yet we cannot forget that there is one distinct difference, which is that an audit trail remains, and can be agglomerated and stored for assorted purposes, whether this is for the benefit of marketers seeking emerging consumer preferences, or governments searching for untoward political activism and possible opposition. What is obvious in all of this, and everything that we now see coming to us through social media, are the far-reaching implications of deep and widespread change in almost all aspects of our lives.

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