Comment: Eleanor Clift, Newsweek Reporter. Friend or Foe?

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Eleanor Clift, Newsweek Reporter. Friend or Foe?

Eleanor Clift, reporter.

She is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show The McLaughlin Group, which she has compared to "a televised food fight." Example:

    "But I think what we're coming to grips with is the fact that we actually have a mercenary Army, and it doesn't have a nice ring to it. We call it 'volunteers', but we're basically paying people to serve their country. And if you're going to pay people and have a mercenary Army, you're going to have to pay the market rate. And so the bounties are going up—more money for tuition, higher enlistment bonuses—and I think it's appropriate." - Elenor Clift, McLaughlin "Food Fight" Participant. Relief Pitcher. Based loaded. No outs. August 27, 2005

Eleanor Clift (born July 7, 1940) is a political reporter ("Food Fighter"), television pundit and author. Newsweek magazine. Contributing editor for . Her column, "Capitol Letter", is posted each week on the Newsweek and MSNBC websites.

First marriage was to William Brooks Clift, Jr. (1919–1986), the brother of the actor Montgomery Clift. They had three sons: Edward Montgomery, Woodbury Blair, and Robert Anderson. In September 1989, she married Tom Brazaitis, a Washington columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. They remained together until his death of kidney cancer on 30 March 2005.

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