Indeed, Mr Campbell admitted his comments might actually help Mr Corbyn's campaign "as his supporters take to social media to tell each other that if Blair's spinmeister
is against him, he must be alright", but felt he had a duty to speak out just as he'd have a duty to shout a warning if he saw "a car crash about to happen.
No less a figure than Mr Blair's former spinmeister
Alastair Campbell popped up this week to say he would "lead the charge" to get rid of an under-performing leader in the run-up to the next election.
Their job isn't to be the spinmeister
for the minister, and yet when you're in elected office, it's all about politics" (Liepert, quoted in Kleiss 2012).
The bottom line: unless you're a master of improve, a seasoned spinmeister
or a skilled diplomat, winging it is not a smart option.
Now, David Cameron's Australian tobacco lobbyist spinmeister
Lynton Crosby knows an opportunity to smear when he sees one.
The trial in which all this is coming out involves Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editors, who was more or less like a daughter to Murdoch; Andy Coulson, who was about to become a top communications spinmeister
for Prime Minister David Cameron until the phone-hacking scandal forced him to walk out.
The Al-Qaeda spinmeister
didn't like Fox News ("let her die in her anger"), but it's hard to understand why.
Alastair Campbell grew irate when his boss took off for the Seychelles, as recounted in Mr Blair's appropriately entitled memoir A Journey: "Poor old Alastair.
Just be happy Labour and their spinmeister
Alastair Campbell are no longer in power.
Stephen Rea wasn't at Sunday's awards, but he had a pretty good excuse as doubtless he was still counting the winnings from his successful coup at the Heythrop point-to-point earlier in the day.
If these two instances were the handiwork of Peter Mandelson, then the so-called spinmeister
is losing his touch.
It might not have been from the Tory's top spinmeister