The most interesting sections come when Davis distills lessons from the stories and experiences he relates on these pages. A few tips for aspiring spinners: "Acknowledge the obvious," "Trump the opposition's premises," and "Label any criticism as pure politics." At these moments, Davis reveals the motives and strategies that make Washington politics simultaneously fascinating and infuriating. And it's hard to disagree with one of his chief conclusions, no matter what your politics: "All of us in the process--Democrats and Republicans, journalists and lawyers, not to mention a public ready to assume the worst about politicians--have combined to produce rot, horrible rot." --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Lanny Davis takes you inside the spinmeisters den at the White House and tells how the news is made through leaking to the press and how the professionals blunt negative reporting... Read morePublished on July 14, 2000
Ever wonder how Clinton gets away with his chronic criminal behavior? How does he control the television media so it won't report the truth about him? This book will tell you. Read morePublished on February 2, 2000
I gave Lanny two stars because his actions cannot be praised only given our pity. On the other hand, Lanny was forthright in explaining his mistakes of telling and giving out... Read morePublished on September 10, 1999
A book a little too late for the truth by someone who avoided the truth until he was caught not telling the truth. What a sad excuse for writing a book. Read morePublished on August 18, 1999
The book is completely a satire on Lanny Davis himself, the White House and psychologically abused Bill Clinton's sins of weakness according to Hillary's latest revelations. Read morePublished on August 17, 1999