Did Mort Zuckerman order up a Palin puff piece at NY Daily News? Blog ››› September 30, 2008 12:46 PM EDT ››› ERIC BOEHLERT ? That's what sources tell Gawker the newspaper's owner did. They say the piece was seen as "an embarrassment," which was why no writers would put their names to it. Instead, the byline read, "Daily News Political Editors." Short Link copy link Posted In Elections We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.