Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of the contraception controversy, has links to a former top aide to President Barack Obama. She is being represented by the SKDKnickerbocker, a communications consulting firm with strong Democratic Party ties, talk show host Bill O’Reilly
A managing director of the firm, Anita Dunn, previously served as the White House Communications Director in the Obama administration. “So, this whole deal comes back to the White House, at least indirectly,” O’Reilly says.
“So it seems there is a powerful presence behind Sandra Fluke,” O’Reilly added. “And as the polls show the controversy has benefited the president of the United States, who is on the ropes with the church deal.”
O’Reilly was referring to an Obama administration plan to force religiously affiliated groups, such as Catholic hospitals and colleges, to provide birth control as part of their health coverage. The plan sparked a firestorm of criticism forcing the administration to back off.
The Washington Post
’s On Faith blog reports that Fluke was “so overwhelmed with publicity that one of her friends approached the firm SKDK to ask for help and guidance, which they are providing pro-bono.” The Post added that Dunn says she is not involved in Fluke’s case.
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