Mort Zuckerman Smacks Down Eleanor Clift: 'I Know About Bain Capital Since I Was Involved With It'

U.S. News and World Report's Mort Zuckerman deliciously smacked down the perilously liberal and unwarrantedly arrogant Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift on this weekend's edition of PBS's The McLaughlin Group.

When Clift ignorantly said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't create jobs at Bain Capital, Zuckerman quickly dismissed her saying, "I’m not going to argue. I know about Bain Capital since I was involved with it" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):


In the middle of a lengthy discussion about the presidential campaign, host John McLaughlin said, “I think Romney wears his wealth with great modesty.”

Zuckerman responded, “Actually, I think he does.”

“A modest guy,” said McLaughlin.

“Absolutely. I really think he does,” Zuckerman continued. “I knew him when he was governor of Massachusetts.”

“That was when he had Bain Capital,” noted McLaughlin. “What was that like?”

“Bain Capital,” answered Zuckerman, “was one of the best companies to reinvigorate a lot of companies that were going down, and he did that very successfully, and created a lot of wealth and a lot of jobs I might say.”

“He didn’t create a lot of jobs,” interrupted Clift.

“I’m sorry,” scolded Zuckerman, “I’m not going to argue. I know about Bain Capital since I was involved with it.”

Of course, Clift wasn't and therefore like so many of her Obama-loving colleagues was merely echoing talking points devoid of facts.

Sadly, this has been what we've witnessed from her ilk since this campaign began: virtually everything they claim about Romney's past including at Bain Capital is a fairy tale designed to propagandize the public into thinking he's something he's not.

When someone with actual experience with the former Massachusetts governor - in this case, someone who supported Barack Obama in 2008! - shares his firsthand knowledge of the candidate, the President's shills pretend to know more about the subject.

It therefore was delightful to see Clift get smacked down so swiftly.

If only this happened every time a liberal media member spoke without any factual basis - we might actually have a more informed electorate.

Bravo, Mort! Bravo!

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.