relations strategy to suppress public
perception of a statistical increase
or ecological collateral or other types of negative
consequence or ramification resulting from a range
of profitable industrial exploits or products, or consequences/ramifications
stemming from institutional
mishandling or government malfeasance, by "spinning" the numbers or adulterating the information in such a way that any negative
consequence- or the association to a particular
branch of government, public
figure, industry or institution to the negative
disclosure- are vastly minimized. This type
of data and information manipulation is commonly either sourced from government agencies with
a stake in suppressing alarming disclosures and statistics, or from investigations funded directly or indirectly
by the industries or institutions in question, and then typically publicized
without scrutiny by media resources which depend on particular
industries for ad revenues and/or with
a marked tendency toward institutional
or political bias.
"The news network has been prone to spinimizing
the extent of NSA data collection."
"The U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that prescription drug overdose deaths among women increased roughly 400 percent between
1999 to 2010. For males in the same age range, the increase
was roughly 250 percent, although male
overdose rates remain higher than female. In response to questions over the specific nature of these deaths, the CDC pointedly refused to identify
the majority of fatalities as intentional suicides, attempting to spinimize the growing association between
prescription drugs, radical personality changes, violence and suicide."
"During the White House press conference, the Secretary of Defense spinimized the number
of violent civilian deaths in armed conflict even as reports
in the archive
offered a startling contradiction to official tallies."