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?

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  • 2 months ago

    It is aperson who issues 'spin' which is slang for political propaganda.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    it's a disc jockey. 

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  • 2 months ago

    A spin doctor is a public relations specialist

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  • KaleyK
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    2 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.

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