More proof that the media spin

Today’s Daily Telegraph has a story about the growth in the number and spend on what it calls ‘government spin’. Comment from Philip Young and Ian Green, but my favourite is from Simon Dickson.

My take on it is that the story is excellent evidence of why governments and politicians need an army of PR people – because journalists and the media can’t be trusted to tell the truth. The story itself is a perfect example of how the media spin a story and don’t let the facts get in the way of their own prejudices. In this case an opportunity for the UK’s most Conservative paper to bash both the Labour government and public relations.