How Bad Spin Works: A Handy Lesson from the Clinton/Blumenthal E-Mails
The just-released batch of e-mails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state is full of sausage-making. It's the sort of intra-Washington chicanery that is not scandalous, but not often revealed, because human beings are capable of embarrassment. One of the more excruciating exchanges comes when Sidney Blumenthal, the journalist turned Clinton confidant, offered up pro bono spin work during the weeks before the 2012 election when Republicans started to ask why the attack on America's consulate in Benghazi had not been stopped.
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