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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 12:35 PM
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Mort Zuckerman: I helped write a speech for Obama
 
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/13/mort-zuckerman...

Media and real estate mogul Mort Zuckerman told Fox News' Neil Cavuto Monday that he had helped write one of President Obama's speeches.

"I voted for Obama, I in fact helped write one of his speeches, we endorsed Obama," Zuckerman said, though he declined to say which speech. "Having said that, he's our only president, we all want him to do well. Frankly, I've been a Democrat virtually all my life. I would like a Democratic administration to do well."

Zuckerman, who owns the New York Daily News and US News & World Report, has been critical of Obama's foreign policy.

"Obama's aides don't remember consulting with Zuckerman," the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder wrote.

Politico's Ben Smith adds that neither of Obama's chief speechwriters has ever spoken to Zuckerman:

Among those with reason to be puzzled, a White House source tells me, were Obama's speechwriters, Jon Favreau and Ben Rhodes. Neither "has ever met or spoken to Mort Zuckerman" and the two have "been closely involved in every speech the President has given since 2005," said the official.
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kennedyphan Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 12:40 PM
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1. Zuckeman once won an award granted by the ZOA (Zionist Organization of America)
"Mortimer Zuckerman, a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, publisher of U.S. News and World Report and the New York Daily News and a former recipient of the ZOAs Brandeis Award."

http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?...
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 12:48 PM
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3. and?
are we supposed to be scared by the word "Zionist"?
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kennedyphan Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 01:54 PM
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7. We're supposed to be scared about the warmongering ZOA
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 02:02 PM by kennedyphan
Did you know they are an ultra-right wing organization?

Here they are in 2002 claiming that it was "confirmed" that Iraq moved WMD to Syria because an anonymous American official said so and because Ariel Sharon also said so: http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?...

And they call the flotilla activists "terrorists:" http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?...

That's who Zuckerman got an award from.
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TEXASYANKEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 12:47 PM
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2. He's a Democrat?
I've seen and listened to Zuckerman many times over the year, and he has NEVER struck me as being a Democrat. Maybe on a faux news show he plays a faux Democrat?
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 01:13 PM
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4. Where is the part where specifically states, He is Incompetent???
Came a little after explaining how he wrote a speech for Obama.
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Populist_Prole Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 01:28 PM
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5. Zuckerman is a corporate tool
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 01:35 PM by Populist_Prole
Reading 'Business Week' editorials penned by him were ALWAYS corporatist/elitist pep-rallies pushing globalism and supply-side economics with a white hot fervor.

I don't care what his stances are on other issues: If he's a corporatist, he's a jerk.
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Loudmxr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 01:54 PM
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6. Mort writes Malia's and Sasha's lines.
I mean you don't REALLY think they talk like that ... do you?
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 03:14 PM
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8. He is a liar
Watch this guy on Mourning Joe for about 5 minutes and tell me this guy is a Democrat. Bullshit!
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