Mort Zuckerman: I Just ‘Helped’

Mort Zuckerman might want to check his publications’ correction policy, as he hastily pulled back from his statement Monday that he wrote a speech for President Obama. Zuckerman, publisher of U.S. News and World Report and the New York Daily News, said he has “been asked by various public officials, including those in Washington, for my perspectives and views on numerous issues,” and his claim that he “helped contribute” to one of Obama’s speeches stemmed from those types of conversations. On Fox News Monday, Zuckerman said he wrote a speech for Obama, and news organizations rushed to prove the claim, especially since it would prove a cozy relationship between the conservative media mogul and Obama.