Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Morris Gets the Boot...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty
-vs- Tyranny



Interesting...

No more Fox News contributor Dick Morris. His contract to spout republic-damaging nonsense on Fox airwaves has expired, and the network isn’t renewing it.

Taken together with the news that Sarah Palin will no longer be contributing, the Morris development is strong evidence that Fox News has glimpsed the underside of allowing charlatans to brand its coverage. Palin was a roboto-contributor, who responded to everything with a little crack on the lamestream media and a reference President Obama’s socialist heart.

As for Morris’s misdeeds, well, everyone knows what they are. That’s because Fox News presented them so prominently in the run-up to last year’s presidential election. In his prime-time, pre-election appearances, Morris was among the few pundits who wouldn’t hedge his bets; who wouldn’t triangulate his way through the polling numbers; who wouldn’t rummage through scenario after scenario in his analysis.

No, Dick Morris was predicting a Mitt Romney landslide. Fox News fell for it, and surely millions of Americans did as well. After all, in the same breath that he was predicting landslides, he was citing his own expertise:

It’s not a question of being smarter than anybody else. It’s that I’ve done this for a living and there are very few people on television who talk about politics who’ve ever made a living doing it, and most of them are partisan and echoing a point of view, but when you get down to it, a guy like Karl Rove or Pat Caddell or me or even Joe Trippi, we make a living doing this and I’ve made a living doing it for 40 years. {Read More}

Is it really surprising? Morris did work for William Jefferson Clinton after all. Did he not?

Via: Memorandum

20 comments:

  1. Sometimes it sucks to be a toesucker.

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  2. This shows yet another way Fox is reconfiguring after an election in which the Democrats won the popular vote at every level throughout the country. Palin's release represents a break with the Tea Party, and Morris' release represents yet another break from the shyster showmen.

    Fox may be "America's most popular cable news network," but that only says so much. Not everyone who watches Fox votes Republican anyway, and even the biggest Fox News shows don't get anywhere near the viewers Spongebob or reality TV.

    And often, Fox makes leaps of faith that turn out very wrong. I watched live Karl Rove's meltdown on Fox, election night, when a young woman anchor had to school him in professional political media. That was a good for Fox, but the overall election night itself was still a disaster for the network.

    As well, Fox represents itself as a bastion of honesty and common sense, while they chase silly, lowbrow, gossipy nonsense, ignoring the important issues of the day while focusing obsessively on their little rightwing peccadilloes, and, of course, the latest scandal or popular murder.

    I hate to say it, but maybe Morris is too good for Fox. Just kidding. Although, I'm certain that's what he thinks!

    JMJ

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  3. Yep, your buddy is gone!

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    1. As always Anon, another intelligent comment. Don't overwork your brain now ya here?

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  4. Jersey said: "This shows yet another way Fox is reconfiguring after an election in which the Democrats won the popular vote at every level throughout the country"

    More like half, if you look at the national scene. When it comes to governors. most chosen by popular vote were Republicans. Same for the House of Representatives. That's two out of the four.

    Anon: I never liked him, ever.

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    1. The President won the popular vote by 5 million, Senate Democrats won by over 5 million, House Democrats won the popular vote by over a million, yes, the GOP won the popular gubernatorial vote by 300,000, and the GOP picked up one seat out of the 12 elections, so I was mistaken about that. While I don;t have the popular vote numbers for state legislatures, the Dems picked up majorities in eight while the GOP only picked up four, with the Dems net gaining 200 seats nationwide, so, it's probably a safe bet the popular vote went heavily for the Dems. A look at nationwide ballot measures show on balance a victory for more liberal measures. Meanwhile, Democrats won most of the big city mayoral races. On top of that, GOP party identification is 6% lower than Democratic.

      Got it?

      JMJ

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    2. Let me lay it out for ya. But first a question.

      Have you noticed I have been posting less of late?

      Okay, here is why, I am in school Monday through Thursday with a boatload of stuff to do with respect to that endeavor. Hence less posting, AND, a longer time period sometimes before I release comments.

      Oh, and by the way jersey, you don't need to comment 2 or 3 times, once is sufficient and your comment will get posted, in due time.

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    3. Les, I'm with you.. Good for you going to school. I know it's not easy: I'm currently enrolled in a Bus Law class, an accounting course and a computer science class - and working. I think I can blog 1-2 times a week but less sometimes too, especially if I am stressed more than usual and politics doesn't help that situation.

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    4. Because of the way the posts are entered here, it's hard sometimes to tell if you can even see them. That's why the multiple posts. Now that you've cleared that up, I'll stop doing that. Thanks!

      Also, what are you going to school for? (and good for you for doing it! I've been wanting to go back to school for years!)

      JMJ

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    5. See, like I just posted but the site is not showing that it was submitted for moderation. Can you see my last post?

      JMJ

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    6. When you post you should see is message that comment is waiting moderation, or something to that effect.

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    7. Professional Fitness Trainer, the criteria is demanding, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, anatomy, exercise physiology, and a bunch more. NASM certification, CPR, First Aid...

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  5. Have to love the irony here. Fox is the number one cable news network because it tells it's audience whatever crap they want to hear about socialists or America hating liberals.

    Dick Morris tells the hoard the crap it wants to hear about a Romney landslide and gets fired for it.

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    1. Joe: Actually, I see Fox as parroting the neoconservative worldview. A "socialist" on Fox is only one that has a 'D' next to his or her name.

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  6. Now if MSNBC would dump Al Sharpton for someone interesting. I'd offer his slot to TAO.

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    1. Hm, definitely would get my vote for dumping the Sharpie. As to the latter, well, while I disagree with TAO on some things I must say he is too smart for the MSNBC crowd.

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  7. I'm glad that Fox is finally cleaning the cupboard on some of this deadwood. Now if they could only get rid of Rove and Bolton.

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