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How Sean Spicer lost his credibility

LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney) -- The White House press secretary has always been a spin artist.

Spinning is not lying, Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers once said, but rather "marshaling the facts in service of an argument." As President Reagan's longtime press secretary Larry Speakes put it, "spinning aims to minimize the damage by surrounding bad facts with context and good facts."

But spinning has its limits. When facts are replaced with falsehoods, former press secretaries have ar

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