“Dick” Morris is an idiot. I detest the offensive manner in which he attacks President Obama and the manner in which he supports any unqualified Republican candidate put up for office by the party of old and out of touch socially, white men.
After years of watching Morris on the FOX network political shows, it’s evident to me that his entire existence in his miserable life has been to promote his lousy books.
His recent decision to appear on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” show was his epic fail moment.
After having been fired by FOX News, managed by Roger Ailes and owned by Rupert Murdoch, why would you go on Morgan’s show? Most of us know, and certainly Morris should have known that Morgan would tear him a new one.
Piers Morgan is a devout Murdoch soldier. It was Murdoch who gave Morgan his job at the now defunct “News of the World”, a London rag owned by Murdoch and at the time Morgan gratefully served as a writer/editor for the troubled gossip paper.
Rupert Murdoch confirmed a continued alliance with Morgan On January 26, 2013 at 4:13 PM when @rupertmurdoch tweeted: Let’s have petition to keep Piers Morgan in U.S. We need him, as does CNN.
So after getting the boot from Murdoch on the FOX News channel, Morris decides to go on Piers Morgan’s show to explain his side of things. Morgan was ready for him. After quizzing Morris on his failed prediction on the 2012 Presidential elections, Morris attempted to defend himself by claiming Rasmussen and other pundits were also wrong on the elections, having called it a landslide for Romney. When further chastised by Morgan and questioned on why it was that he, Morris, was the one given the boot from FOX News and not pundits like Karl Rove, he stated: “I was wrong at the top of my lungs.” Morris’ only excuse was that he apparently had been labeled as the poster child for those who incorrectly called the election a landslide for Romney.
The rest of the interview was excruciating. Morgan executed his role as a hit man for Rupert Murdoch perfectly. He denigrated and exposed Morris as a fraud. It was a form of tar and feathering ordered by Murdoch and executed by his loyal soldier Morgan.
I don’t feel bad for Dick Morris. He’s an ex Democrat who was instrumental during the Clinton era who at one point went south and joined forces with the Republican party. His relationship with FOX was a lengthy one which included over 3,000 interviews. He benefited, he profited, at times he looked like a cheap pitch man for those who published his fictitious books. In any event, FOX news pundits like Hannity, Van Sustern and O’Reilly benefited greatly by using him as a top barker and basher against the Obama administration and the Democrats.
I certainly hope we have seen the last of this detestable snake oil salesman, however according to Morris the divorce isn’t final between himself and FOX news, but he’s already seeing other people (networks).
Even if Dick Morris doesn’t return to any mainstream political talk shows, there are plenty of other right wing nuts standing in the wings to take his place.
God help us!
Carlos E. Galindo is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and W60 AM Radio, Los Angeles, San Diego and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana and the Tucson Citizen in Arizona. Carlos Galindo is President and founder of the Immigrant Advocacy Foundation, Inc.