Submitted by Sheldon Rampton on
The Spinsanity.org website has on occasion published insightful commentaries on misleading uses of political rhetoric in the United States. In July 2002, however, Spinsanity itself published a deceptive attack on the media watchdog organization Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). After FAIR criticized U.S. newspapers for applauding the April 2002 attempted military coup against Venezuela's elected president, Spinsanity editor Ben Fritz rose to the defense of the newspapers. Spinsanity has published a portion of Fritz's exchange with PR Watch editor Sheldon Rampton, but Rampton's final response can only be found here.