Unspinning the U.S. Elections

The Center for Media and Democracy is contributing biweekly radio reports on politics and spin to "Election Unspun," a daily news show put together by Pacifica Radio and Free Speech Radio News. CMD's first "Election Unspun" segment focuses on the public relations pros in the top tier of the Democratic presidential campaigns -- Burson-Marsteller's Mark Penn on Senator Hillary Clinton's team, and David Axelrod of AKP&D Message & Media on Senator Barack Obama's team. Recently, another PR executive became Clinton's campaign manager -- Maggie Williams, who headed the Fenton Communications firm after serving as Clinton's chief of staff, when she was First Lady.