What exactly is a “spin doctor”, other than the fact that it’s a rock band from the 80s?
I recently heard a song by Spin Doctors. So that got me thinking, “ What exactly is a spin doctor? “ a doctor is a person who treats your medical problems, and spin means to whirl around quickly. Could it be a doctor that treats dizziness?
- mrh-slosLv 72 months ago
It is aperson who issues 'spin' which is slang for political propaganda.
- Anonymous2 months ago
it's a disc jockey.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 72 months ago
A spin doctor is a public relations specialist
- KaleyKLv 72 months ago
Here is an example of spin doctoring:
In a three-car race, a Russian car finished third while the French car won and the German car finished in second. The story in the Russian newspaper: "In a recent race, the Russian car finished a solid third while the German car finished next-to-last"
The story as told in the newspaper is correct but spin has been applied to make it sound better for the Russians. That's the art of "spinning".
A doctor is someone with a doctoral degree. There are doctors of architecture, doctors of theology and about 30 other options, including doctor of medical science. A doctorate is the highest degree offered in the university system; they are the experts in their field.
So a "spin doctor" is someone that is an expert in spinning information. The spin doctor keeps the information accurate but biased toward some goal.