Though plenty of Republican pundits fared poorly in 2012, Dick Morris seemed to struggle more than most. You’ll recall that the Republican strategist guaranteed a Romney landslide, then later conceded he said things on the air he didn’t really believe as part of a larger partisan agenda. It wasn’t long after Election Day that even Fox News decided to bench him.
That was two months ago. Now, Morris is a man without a network home.
The Fox News Channel has declined to renew its contract with Dick Morris, a spokeswoman for the channel confirmed on Tuesday, three months after Mr. Morris was widely derided for predicting a landslide victory for Mitt Romney in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
Media Matters published a related report today, highlighting Morris’ 15 years of “countless ethical violations, inaccurate electoral predictions, and offensive, false, and dishonest comments.”
Though Morris and Fox News have parted ways, as best as I can tell, he continues to be paid by The Hill to publish a regular column.
In the bigger picture, I imagine everyone has their favorite Dick Morris story. My personal favorite was in September 2011 when he made a lengthy argument built around a single observation: the economy lost 30,000 health care jobs in the month of August 2011. There was, however, a small problem: the economy actually gained 30,000 health care jobs in August. Morris’ entire indictment was based on numbers he misunderstood.
If you have a favorite, feel free to weigh in below.