Mort Zuckerman Is Not Incompetent

Richard Eskow

Mort Zuckerman’s recent opinion piece in the Financial Times, “Obama needs to stop baiting business,” is a tawdry, sorry spectacle. Paul Krugman’s already explained how Zuckerman, the publisher of US News & World Report and the New York Daily News, distorted the President’s words with a little Andrew Breitbart-style editing. While Zuckerman’s proclivity for truth-twisting isn’t a complete surprise, here’s what is: If he’s not lying about how he and his fellow CEOs are managing their businesses, then he and his friends are also incompetent executives.

In fairness to Zuckerman, let me be clear from the outset: I don’t think he’s an incompetent executive.

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