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From the PublisherPete Hamill Howard Kurtz takes us into the sick little world of obsessed, self-important, prosecutorial journalists and their opposing cadre of self-important, image-mongering White House flacks. From his solid reporting, we are reminded again of the way image and process have triumphed over political substance, and why so many millions of American have lost all interest in political news. Anybody who cares deeply about the future of this Republic should read this book, and tremble.
Wendy Kaminer The New York Times Book Review Spin Cycle is a revealing, highly detailed insider account....[which] should dispel any lingering myths about a liberal mainstream press eager to promote the president.
Mark Jurkowitz The Boston Globe In 300 nail-biting pages, Clinton's strategists and spinmasters are shown desperately scrambling and bailing to keep a torrent of scandals from sinking the battered ship of state....Spin Cycle provides an intimate view of the daily battles between the president and the media for control of the news.
Keith Schneider Detroit Free Press In Spin Cycle, Kurtz has written another winner...[he] does a masterful job describing the relentless and unseemly jockeying for professional advancement and public attention by journalists, the president's handlers, and the president himself.