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Rosen's firm deeply involved in 'War on Women'

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

Hilary Rosen and her Democratic public relations firm has been deeply involced in recent public relations battle between Republicans and Democrats in the so-called "War on Women."

When Sandra Fluke was at the center of her own media controversy, Hilary Rosen's public relations firm stepped into help.

“We are proud to provide pro-bono support to Sandra Fluke, an incredibly courageous young woman who is standing up for the rights of women everywhere in the face of sustained, personal attacks," Hilary Rosen said in a statement to Erick Wemple on March 20. "This week, we began helping Sandra, a full-time law student, manage the enormous volume of incoming media requests that came to a head when she was publicly disparaged for advocating for contraception coverage."

Rosen explained that they were connected with Fluke from a 'personal friend" who put her in touch with her firm, SKDKnickerbocker, where she is a Managing Partner together with former White House Communications Director, Anita Dunn.

Dunn worked for President Obama at the White House from April through November 2009, before teaming up with Rosen.

Ironically, Dunn was also at the center of her own controversy after Ron Suskind's book reported her remarks about the White House being a hostile workplace.

“It actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women,” Dunn said, according to the excerpts of the book.

Dunn walked back those comments, suggesting the Suskind reported them out of context.

“The president is someone who when he goes home at night he goes home to house full of very strong women,” she clarified to the Washington Post in September. “He values having strong women around him.”

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