By Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, Brendan Nyhan

Publish yr note: initially released in 2004

All the President's Spin, the 1st e-book 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 time table to the yankee people.

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

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

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How did you come to sign Inarritu? COHEN John Lesher, also then an agent at UTA, and I flew to Mexico City twice to meet with Alejandro after seeing a screening of Amores Perros. Why go into distribution, a risky proposition? D’ARBELOFF I had produced several independent films at that point, including Lovely & Amazing and Trick, plus I had a lot of friends working in acquisitions. COHEN I had done distribution at Samuel Goldwyn before UTA, so it felt like a logical conclusion to where my career was going.

She was 46. Donald E. Thorin, the cinematographer on such films as An Officer and a Gentleman, Purple Rain and Scent of a Woman, died Feb. 9 in Tucson, Ariz. He was 81. Scott Nimerfro, a writer and producer on the TV shows Pushing Daisies, Hannibal and Once Upon a Time, died April 17 in Minneapolis of angiosarcoma. He was 54. Sherwood also played the Mother Superior on TV’s The Flying Nun. Madeleine Sherwood, who starred in the stage and film versions of the Tennessee Williams classics Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth, died April 23 in Lac Cornu, Quebec.

How did you meet? D’ARBELOFF You really want to know? A. Weekly that Eric placed. Really? Do you still have the ad? D’ARBELOFF No — it’s conveniently lost to history. COHEN The big thing for me was that he said he was from Boston. A. for eight years. We still celebrate the day we met at Caffe Luna on Melrose, which no longer exists. We have multiple anniversaries. We may have been together for 21 years, but we’re only married for two. We wanted it to be fully legal because of our son. Morgan Spurlock handed out the McDonald’s doll, by artist Ron English, during the 2004 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Super Size Me, one of the first movies acquired by Roadside.

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