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'Fred, I want you to sanitize this, punch it up, dumb it down, leak it to the media and then be fully prepared to deny it!'
"Let's change 'brink of chaos' to 'Everything is wonderful.'"
'Help me test my arguing skills, Kate...tell me something think is absolutely true....Too late, under the spin ninja rules on combat, I won when you paused to think.'
"I will not mince words, but may slice, dice, and finely chop."
"These days we try not to focus on 'facts'."
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'Typical media bias. First they label the wolf 'the big BAD wolf' then they only give Little Red Riding Hood's point of view.'
The American Way
Rumpelstiltskin's office supplies. (spun straw into gold).
"Excellent, excellent. A ﬁne blend of truths, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods."
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'To tell you the truth, I don't think the average consumer will notice. Run with it.'
"We want to warn you that the candidate's comments have yet to be spun, so you may have to formulate your own opinion."
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"Wait, those weren't lies. That was spin!"
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"He has some ﬁnal words he wants to say, Nurse. Send in his speechwriters."
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"What are we going to do about those air pollution complaints?"
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"Is there a spin doctor in the house?"
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"Ah, but wait till he's reëlected! Then you'll see principles."
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'Don't think of it as being fired, think of it as being repurposed.'
'He puts a positive spin on everything.'
"I just spoon-fed the media a pound of really old salmon."
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"Well in our defence we did get a lot of the numbers correct, they just weren't in the right order."
'We need another word for 'loss' that doesn't sound like loss.'
"We're still the same, great company we've always been, only we've ceased to exist."
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"Hey! Why don't we just say we have ninety-one percent full employment?"
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Possible Press Secretary Replacements
'We have good news and bad news. The good news is we've developed a credible spin for the bad news...'