Dick Morris talks Fox News departure


Earlier this week, Dick Morris was let go by Fox News, in part because of his bold erroneous prediction that Mitt Romney would defeat Barack Obama in the November election by a "landslide." Obviously that did not happen and Morris ended up with egg on his face - and his walking papers (Obama won, with 332 electorial votes to 206 for Romney).

Last night he appeared on rival network CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, where he told the British host that he was "a little battered and bleeding."

"I absolutely believed it, and so did a lot of people," he said of his prediction. "Rasmussen and Gallup both predicted a Romney victory. CNN had a 47-47 tie race in its final poll 48 hours before the polls opened."

A 47-47 tie is not quite a landslide, however. When pushed further, Morris explained why he was let go - in his opinion.

"Because I was wrong, and I was wrong at the top of my lungs," Morris said. "Maybe I'm being made a poster child for that...Fox has given me the opportunity of a lifetime. Fifteen years, 3,000 interviews.  And at some point a great marriage has to come to an end. ... The divorce isn't final, but I am seeing other people."

Morris did say he felt "singled out," as Karl Rove was not released even though he had a meltdown on election night. Should they have let both go - or neither?

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- Piers Morgan
- FOX NEWS channel

Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 7th, 2013, 9:46 am

Images courtesy of CNN

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