Hammer Time


In the "local boy makes good" department, we thought we'd share this illuminating clip of former Scene reporter John Spragens handling one of his chief duties as U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper's communications chief—namely, defending his boss from claymation attack journalism.

Here's Spragens getting grilled on PRI's satirical talk show Fair Game by congressional watchdog The Hammer. All you election-year spinmeisters out there, watch the master skillfully deflect what could have been an embarrassing controversy. Especially in Rotterdam.

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