Comments on Spin Cycle! Feds' Journalist to Control Media The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid is now hiring workers to combat negative news media and promote positive spin about its Afghanistan operations. USAID is enlisting private-sector assistance to “lead rapid response efforts to correct erroneous or misleading news accounts.” TypePad 2012-07-09T13:42:13Z Steve Peacock /,2003:/2012/07/spin-cycle-feds-journalist-to-control-media/comments/atom.xml/