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In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, "spin" often, though not always, implies disingenuous, deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics.

Politicians are often accused by their opponents of claiming to be honest and seek the truth while using spin tactics to manipulate public opinion.

Because of the frequent association between "spin" and press conferences (especially government press conferences), the room in which these take place is sometimes described as a spin room. A group of people who develop spin may be referred to as "spin doctors" who engage in "spin doctoring" for the person or group that hired them.

"of claiming to be honest and seek the truth" - The first part "of claiming to be honest" would mean challenging the sincerity and honesty; I don't understand how someone would "seek the truth" using a spin. Please help me.
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Hi,

This is not really written correctly.

Politicians are often accused by their opponents of claiming to be honest and to seek the truth while using spin tactics to manipulate public opinion.

"of claiming to be honest and seek the truth" - The first part "of claiming to be honest" would mean challenging the sincerity and honesty; I don't understand how someone would "seek the truth" using a spin. Please help me.

You are misinterpreting. Here's the underlying idea.

Politicians are often accused by their opponents of claiming to do good things while really doing bad things (ie while using spin tactics).

Clive
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In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, "spin" often, though not always, implies disingenuous, deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics.

Politicians are often accused by their opponents of claiming to be honest and to seek the truth while using spin tactics to manipulate public opinion.


Shouldn't it be 'in favor of'?

So, does this mean that the opponents are of the opinion that the politicians' use of spin tactics is unfair and they simply do it to achive some of their own ends, not for their sake of doing good or elicit truth? In short, to them spin tactics is always a bad thing?
Hi,

In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, "spin" often, though not always, implies disingenuous, deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics.

Politicians are often accused by their opponents of claiming to be honest and to seek the truth while using spin tactics to manipulate public opinion.

Shouldn't it be 'in favor of'? Yes

So, does this mean that the opponents are of the opinion that the politicians' use of spin tactics is unfair and they simply do it to achive some of their own ends, not for their sake of doing good or elicit truth? In short, to them spin tactics is always a bad thing?

The general opinion of everyone is that using spin tactics is always a bad thing.

Every politician claims to tell the truth, and says that it is his or her opponent who uses spin. His opponent says the opposite. [A]

Clive
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