I am looking for a good way to express sentences such as,
- This newspaper gives the news a conservative spin/bias.
- We need to put a positive spin on the bad news.
I see in some dictionaries an almost literal,
"...gibt den Nachrichten einen konservativen Dreh.", and "...den schlechten Nachrichten einen positiven Dreh geben",
but there aren't too many examples of this on the internet, so I'm not 100% sure. Other possibilities for sentence 1. seem to be using "Ausrichtung", but still, "eine konservative Ausrichtung geben" doesn't seem to be produce many results either.
Can anybody help me out here? Thanks in advance!