- The Washington Times - Friday, June 3, 2016

Dick Morris, the former political strategist famous for crafting President Clinton’s “triangulation” re-election strategy, is joining the National Enquirer as “chief political commentator and correspondent,” the tabloid announced Friday.

Praising his new employer as “one of the few journalistic outlets that has the courage to publish the truth,” Mr. Morris pledged to use his “perch” at the National Enquirer newspaper to “tell the unvarnished truth, particularly about Hillary Clinton — facts other publications just don’t print because it doesn’t fit.”

The decision was announced Friday morning in a press release by Enquirer publisher American Media Inc.

“Adding Dick Morris to one of the best editorial teams in the industry underscores our commitment to investigative journalism,” said Enquirer editor-in-chief Dylan Howard. “He greatly values our commitment to delivering the kind of quality content that our readers have come to trust us for and, like The Enquirer, has the guts to publish stories other media won’t touch.”

Mr. Morris’s big announcement seems to have come without prior notice to his most recent employer, The Hill newspaper

“Morris had previously written a weekly column for The Hill, but will no longer do so now that he’s signed on with the Enquirer,” the Washington paper said Friday afternoon. “In light of Dick Morris’ new position at the National Enquirer, The Hill has decided to discontinue his column at The Hill. We wish him well.”

• Ken Shepherd can be reached at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

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