Why is Spin harmful?
We typically call misinformation propaganda when it has malicious intents. The motivations behind spin may not seem to be as sinister, but can end up having the same effect.
Everyone likes to think that they have the freedom to come to their own conclusions, if given the complete and truthful facts or story. But everyone has their own frame of reference – their own way of looking at the world and their own beliefs and values. HOW or IF the information is presented can (and DOES) affect what people chose to see or ignore.