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The classical spin tactics of tailgating - ie. releasing an unfavorable story about yourself in the shadow of a much bigger news to divert interest in it - has become so common knowledge in communication-cirles that the Danish daily runs an item on it today: - Espersen beskyldes for spin i kørekortsag.

It speculates that the news that the Minister of Justice lost her driver's license for running over a scooter, was burried on the newsday that was filled with Princess Mary's pregnancy.

If this is true, spinning has become common property and hopefully the scare will wane a bit. It still takes, however, journalists that keep an eye out for small news-items and push them past the news-aroused editors.


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