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Zuckerman owns and publishes the New York Daily News
and owns U.S. News and World Report
. Perhaps someone didn't pass Zuckerman the memo that if you want to be a responsible publisher and give your readership the impression they are subscribing to publications that produce unbiased journalism, you don't get to write speeches for the President
. And, if you are President of the United States and you want to assure your public that you aren't using the media as a propaganda arm, you don't deputize the mainstream press to write your speeches
But, Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic
reports "Obama's aides don't remember consulting with Zuckerman."
Of course, if what Ambinder reports is true, Obama and team are off the hook (this time), but Zuckerman publicly ejaculating his I'm-an-Obama-speechwriter-too! fantasy on national television is nearly as disconcerting/creepy as hard evidence of media/Obama administration collusion would have been.