Spinning to Win

BBC's World Service has begun airing the first of a three-part series titled "Spinning to Win," which looks at how governments have spun news and information to audiences at home and abroad in times of war. The series, which covers the period starting with World War II and ending with the recent war in Iraq, includes an interview with our very own PR Watch editor Sheldon Rampton and is available for listening online. Of course, not everyone likes the show. Conservative columnist Barbara Amiel Black, whose husband Conrad owns the Hollinger International media conglomerate, thinks BBC should stifle itself.