HRC to FNC: Howard Wolfson Joins Fox News

Hillary adviser will counter Rove with regular commentary
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2008 7:51 AM CDT
Howard Wolfson, communications director for Hillary Rodham Clinton, will join Fox News.   (AP Photo/CBS Face the Nation, Karin Cooper)
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(Newser) – Howard Wolfson, a top strategist for HIllary Clinton's campaign and one of her most visible television surrogates, has found a new employer, and it's not Barack Obama. Wolfson will become a contributor to the Fox News Channel, appearing on multiple programs. His move to Fox echoes a general feeling among Clintonites that the network, once considered the scourge of Democrats, treated Hillary better than other news organizations during the primary.

"I thought that Fox’s coverage during the primary was comprehensive and fair and evenhanded," Wolfson tells the New York Times from vacation in Liverpool. And Wolfson has already received a warm welcome from a political opponent turned Fox colleague: Karl Rove. “The guy is very smart,” Rove tells the Times. “He strikes me as a very able guy and surprisingly pleasant and amiable.”