Urbin Report

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Who's the fairest of them all?

Well, according Howard Wolfson, who was a top strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton, that would be Fox News. The New York Times reports:

“I thought that Fox’s coverage during the primary was comprehensive and fair and evenhanded,”
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Mr. Wolfson’s decision to join Fox represents a general feeling among Clinton partisans that the network treated her more fairly than did other networks it viewed as overly friendly to Mr. Obama.

The night Mrs. Clinton won the Pennsylvania primary, several months after Mrs. Clinton joined other Democrats in opting out of a debate that Fox News was to sponsor, her campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe declared live on Fox, “Fair and Balanced Fox!” (The network was first to declare her the victor that night.) Last month the network signed Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to Bill Clinton and a vocal support of Mrs. Clinton, as a contributor.