Surely this must go down as "The Age of Spin".
Historically, history was rewritten in its future. Not so today. Spin-meisters are furiously rewriting history, sometimes before its even happened. American has developed this into a high-art, but the world follows, depressingly close behind. Sadly, this may be the age that introduced spin -- it might never go away.
What ever happened to the good old-fashioned concept of 'saying it like it is'?