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Fox Cuts Ties To Dick Morris After Pundit’s Embarrassing Election Predictions

Fox Cuts Ties To Dick Morris After Pundit's Embarrassing Election Predictions

Fox has cut ties to Dick Morris, the pundit with a track record for predictions that didn’t pan out.

The political commentator made headlines this fall when he predicted a landslide victory for Mitt Romney in the presidential election. The prediction was panned at the time, when even the best estimates for Romney showed a close race, and many rightly believed that Barack Obama was pulling away.

A spokesperson for the network said Fox cuts ties to Dick Morris as his contract expires. Morris was seldom seen on Fox News after his big prediction for the election fizzled, The Associated Press noted.

In a time when election predictions were growing more accurate — led by FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver and his mathematical model for reading polls — Morris’ partisan predictions had an dwindling audience.

In fact, the news that Fox cuts ties with Dick Morris is not surprising to those following election coverage closely. And Morris himself seemed to admit that he was a political pundit rather than an unbiased observer.

Shortly after the election, Morris explained to Sean Hannity that his predictions were not meant necessarily to be accurate, but to give the Romney camp a boost, The Huffington Post noted.

Morris said:

Sean, I hope people aren’t mad at me about it … I spoke about what I believed and I think that there was a period of time when the Romney campaign was falling apart, people were not optimistic, nobody thought there was a chance of victory and I felt that it was my duty at that point to go out and say what I said. And at the time that I said it, I believe I was right.

Though Fox cuts ties to Dick Morris, the pundit will still have a home on television. On his website, Morris announced that he’ll appear on CNN’s Piers Morgan show on Wednesday to talk politics.

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49 Responses to “Fox Cuts Ties To Dick Morris After Pundit’s Embarrassing Election Predictions”

  1. Anonymous

    I'm certain no one is interested in what DICK Morris has to say.

  2. Art Diamond

    Sandy saved Obama and I'm sure Morris expected a much better rep. voter turnout.

  3. Jamey Lachiana

    Kind of not a news political analyst if you continuously give an admittedly bias analysis to sway one side. Not that other news channels don't do it, but atleast they don't openly admit it.

  4. Eddie Sauls

    WHY would FOX fire DICK MORRIS after all him and SEAN HANNITY were so good together, now FOX has did him wrong he was the best OBAMA BASHER FOX had, but then FOX is not worried they have OBAMA BASHER'S.

  5. Eddie Sauls

    waiting in the wings, ready to step right into ole DICK MORRIS shoes. FOX will have a replacement for OLE MORRIS in less than 24 hours, but they wont have another DICK MORRIS, MORRIS knew his facts, he knew the numbers because he got them from RUSH and SEAN HANNITY, THEY WOUYLD IMPLY IT AND OLE morris WOULD RUN WITH IT.
    HE COULD NOT WAIT TO GET IN FRONT OF THE camera's to relay what RUSH and HANNITY said.

  6. Tom Frieder

    No dummy you do not, unless you are making over $4000k in which case you are paying what you paid in 2000 and I hope you have no money in the stock market becuz then you would be doing better since it has doubled since Bush you wrong commenter you

  7. Tom Frieder

    How was Morris any worse then Romney Mittens did not even bother writing a concession speech as his poll takers were so wrong as well.

  8. Patricia Napolitano

    Blah Blah Blah…Dick Morris…..just admit it…you were wrong on your predictions as was others.

  9. Cooper EV

    No Art ,Mitt saved Obama.. Bec he is just dumb as the comment u just posted….smdh Take that Mitches!!!!

  10. Sandra Brown Ryan

    Maybe he can get a job kissing Eric Cantor's butt all day long.

  11. Anonymous

    Karl Rove was banned at the same time but Ailes has kissed and made up. Why Rove is still with FOX when his (Rove's) wild predictions were the same as Morris'? They both were made to look like idiots after the results for Obama were clearly without a doubt.

  12. Anonymous

    Why is Rove still with FOX? His wild predictions about Romney's winning was the same as Morris'? Morris is shown the door, but why not Rove?

  13. Anonymous

    I see where he went wrong. He admitted his mistake. The rest at Faux news spew and spew but when they are proved wrong they simply move on to a new pile of manure to spew at the people who tune in.

  14. Dianne Hess

    What is up with all the name calling on here. All these comments surely are not coming from adults. The question is did your vote really count? Here is to all of this Administration's Supporters:

    It Goes On…..Read it and weep.

    ***PLEASE READ AND SHARE THIS STORY****************.

    WHILE PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA TAKES THE STAGE AT HIS 2ND INAUGURATION HE TALKS ABOUT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE EVERYONE GETS THEIR "FAIR SHARE" AND A "FAIR SHOT"….

    IN GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED HOUSING EVERYWHERE ACROSS AMERICA, PEOPLE ARE SITTING IN THEIR LIVING ROOMS WATCHING THE INAUGURATION ON THEIR BIG SCREEN T.V.'S AND CHEERING HIM ON….

    We felt like this was the perfect time to share this IMPORTANT story with you. Recently, our good friend Michael (a local realtor) shared his experience with Leisa and I about an "Obama supporter" he encountered while showing homes to a low income, working family in Pontiac, MI.. We asked him to please write it down so we could share it with you. YOU SHOULD BE SITTING DOWN WHILE READING THIS:

    As a Realtor for the past 28 years I thought I’d seen or heard it all… Until now.
    I was showing homes in Pontiac, MI. one afternoon recently and showed up at a home at the 4:00 pm time my appointment was scheduled for. After I woke up the homeowner, she let us in and then proceeded to tell my buyers and I that she has already entered into a contract to sell the home on a short-sale. (A short-sale is a sale where the banks accepts less money than is owed on the home). After some chit-chat, she proceeded to tell us that she and her sister (who also lived in the area) were buying each other’s homes via the short-sale process. I mentioned to her that I thought relatives could not be involved in those transactions. She smiled and said "We have two different last names so no one knows the difference".
    She went on to tell us that each of them owed over 100K on their homes and were in the process of buying each other’s homes for about 10-15K cash. To top it off, they were each receiving $3,000.00 in government provided relocation assistance at the closing.

    My buyers and I were amazed that she was outright admitting to fraud and yet, she continued. She began to tell us that the best part of her scheme was that because they currently were not working that they (both) are now receiving Section 8 Vouchers. I said I thought those were for renters and she said “That’s the best part; me and my sister are going to be renting each other’s homes so we don’t even have to move, and Obama is going to give us each $800.00 a month to pay the rent!” She then picked up a picture she had framed of Obama and did a little happy dance around her living room and while she kissed the picture she was singing "Thank you Obama…. thank you Obama."

    So here is the bottom line… Both of these scammers got at least $80,000.00 in debt forgiven, $3,000.00 in cash for relocation (when in fact they did not relocate) and to boot, you and I will now be paying (through our taxes) $1,600.00 in rent for them, each and every month…. perhaps forever!

    Is it any wonder why so many people have decided that all they have to do is VOTE for the Democrats and they will be taken care of for life at the expense of the taxpayers? I would not be at all surprised if they are receiving food stamps and whatever other programs are available for anyone who is willing to lie to get assistance.

    These women went from working and paying about $900.00 each in mortgage payments to staying home and getting paid $800.00 each per month to live in the same home they had been living in and all they had to do was lie on a few papers. This craziness has to stop! I’m sure this kind of fraud is going on each and every day all across the country and no one wants to touch the subject of entitlements because they might OFFEND someone or lose a vote or two.

    By the way… she had an almost new SUV in the driveway, three flat screen TV's and a very nice computer set up in her living room which was furnished entirely with nice leather furniture.

    I'TS THE NEW 'AMERICAN WAY'…..and our undoing!

    For all of the "do-gooder's" who voted for Obama to help the "less fortunate"….CHEERS…..

  15. Dianne Hess

    It Goes On…..Read it and weep.

    ***PLEASE READ AND SHARE THIS STORY****************.

    WHILE PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA TAKES THE STAGE AT HIS 2ND INAUGURATION HE TALKS ABOUT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE EVERYONE GETS THEIR "FAIR SHARE" AND A "FAIR SHOT"….

    IN GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED HOUSING EVERYWHERE ACROSS AMERICA, PEOPLE ARE SITTING IN THEIR LIVING ROOMS WATCHING THE INAUGURATION ON THEIR BIG SCREEN T.V.'S AND CHEERING HIM ON….

    We felt like this was the perfect time to share this IMPORTANT story with you. Recently, our good friend Michael (a local realtor) shared his experience with Leisa and I about an "Obama supporter" he encountered while showing homes to a low income, working family in Pontiac, MI.. We asked him to please write it down so we could share it with you. YOU SHOULD BE SITTING DOWN WHILE READING THIS:

    As a Realtor for the past 28 years I thought I’d seen or heard it all… Until now.
    I was showing homes in Pontiac, MI. one afternoon recently and showed up at a home at the 4:00 pm time my appointment was scheduled for. After I woke up the homeowner, she let us in and then proceeded to tell my buyers and I that she has already entered into a contract to sell the home on a short-sale. (A short-sale is a sale where the banks accepts less money than is owed on the home). After some chit-chat, she proceeded to tell us that she and her sister (who also lived in the area) were buying each other’s homes via the short-sale process. I mentioned to her that I thought relatives could not be involved in those transactions. She smiled and said "We have two different last names so no one knows the difference".
    She went on to tell us that each of them owed over 100K on their homes and were in the process of buying each other’s homes for about 10-15K cash. To top it off, they were each receiving $3,000.00 in government provided relocation assistance at the closing.

    My buyers and I were amazed that she was outright admitting to fraud and yet, she continued. She began to tell us that the best part of her scheme was that because they currently were not working that they (both) are now receiving Section 8 Vouchers. I said I thought those were for renters and she said “That’s the best part; me and my sister are going to be renting each other’s homes so we don’t even have to move, and Obama is going to give us each $800.00 a month to pay the rent!” She then picked up a picture she had framed of Obama and did a little happy dance around her living room and while she kissed the picture she was singing "Thank you Obama…. thank you Obama."

    So here is the bottom line… Both of these scammers got at least $80,000.00 in debt forgiven, $3,000.00 in cash for relocation (when in fact they did not relocate) and to boot, you and I will now be paying (through our taxes) $1,600.00 in rent for them, each and every month…. perhaps forever!

    Is it any wonder why so many people have decided that all they have to do is VOTE for the Democrats and they will be taken care of for life at the expense of the taxpayers? I would not be at all surprised if they are receiving food stamps and whatever other programs are available for anyone who is willing to lie to get assistance.

    These women went from working and paying about $900.00 each in mortgage payments to staying home and getting paid $800.00 each per month to live in the same home they had been living in and all they had to do was lie on a few papers. This craziness has to stop! I’m sure this kind of fraud is going on each and every day all across the country and no one wants to touch the subject of entitlements because they might OFFEND someone or lose a vote or two.

    By the way… she had an almost new SUV in the driveway, three flat screen TV's and a very nice computer set up in her living room which was furnished entirely with nice leather furniture.

    I'TS THE NEW 'AMERICAN WAY'…..and our undoing!

    For all of the "do-gooder's" who voted for Obama to help the "less fortunate"….CHEERS…..

  16. Bud Lang

    Morris had the idea that "the Romney campaign was falling apart?" He went on to say that "they were not optimistic, nobody thought there was a chance of victory.." But, when they got bombed, it was a devastating surprise to the all! What gives with this Morris guy? He needs to devote his attention to picking chicken races and get away from politics of which he has about as much knowledge as he does…, well, maybe of chicken racing. You want to know about politics? Okay, so I guess I need to come right back with it and quit holding out on the Grand Old Party. They should already know but it does not surprise me so much that they don't. The republicans lost the last two presidential elections because they catered to the element of our society that they can get all pumped up with the cheerleader style of politics. Too many people could see that the mind of John McCain, or the lack thereof, was not enough to offset the damage to the ticket from the "Witch of Wasilla," who would have done fine for the ticket but she spoke. Then in '12, I couldn't believe that the republicans picked Romney to carry their banner, a little rich kid of the Lord Fauntleroy ilk who was managed by a bunch of hate mongers who hated everything but hate, and they were managed by Karl Rove. Rove politics worked for W Bush. The timing was right, I guess, getting locked into a situation of a virtual tie and the Florida count being held open when the boxes of ballots went for the mysterious journey in the back of that Cadillac, and they couldn't be counted to allow Gore to win. The arrogant smirk on Romney's face might not have hurt, but Paul Ryan did. He would have done fine for the ticket but he spoke. So, in summary, the democrats could have won in '08 with any one of the top chickens from the Sunday afternoon chicken races because the nation was just not about to vote for a republican because W Bush was one, and McCain and Palin had nothing to say but kept on saying it. Then Romney and Ryan never knew what to say was wrong with Obama in '12 but they kept saying it. Not even the republicans wanted those two but they were the only ones on the ticket so they got votes. I know the republicans want to win in '16 so they need to send Morris out to the chicken races and see if he can pick up a couple of nice pullets to dress up for the big campaign. Morris will pick them to win big, you and I both know that, but allow me to say this about Morris, his chicken pickin' ability has to be better than his other pickin' has been. Remember, too, the republican party hasn't given him much in presidential candidates to pick with so don't be so hard on him.

  17. Mari Morrison

    How about removing some of the blondes who just show their legs….no knowledge…..

  18. Mari Morrison

    The 'old school' republicans(Karl Rove etc)should be gone….let the young people who really care about the country and not politics have a chance to save us…….

  19. Anonymous

    Fox news cut ties with Dick Morris for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it had NOTHING to do with the election predictions. What a joke, the president or puppet always is pre-determined a couple of years in advance by the New World ORder. No one's vote really counts anymore. The election process is just in place as a tool to fool the American people into believing that their vote really matters and that the people really choose the president, and of course they don't. Fox news got rid of Dick Morris because Mr. Morris as been AWAKEND to the tyranny and socialist agenda by our goverment. Several times over the last 6 to 8 month Dick Morris would comment on the all out assault on the Constitution. He has also said that he has been wrong and the Conspricy theorists are right about the New World Order. Plain and simple, Dick Morris was fired for being a Patriotic American who will not sit idley by and watch the New World Order destroy our country. I call upon ALL PATRIOTS across this country to unite and excercise our constitutional right to disassemble the current goverment and start a real goverment that is FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE> WAKE UP AMERICA, we are being invaded by the global banking elite.

  20. Anonymous

    Yes, that's how it works. If you invest in stocks and the stock market as a whole goes up so do all your investments – guaranteed…. tardo.
    We are paying what we paid in 2000, in a weak economy and soon health care will be an added tax.
    If confused I'll have to defer you to the tardo comment – g'boy!

  21. Rocci P Ferretta

    time for the GOP to rid itself of the tea billys if they ever want to be the grand old party again they are not patriots but traitors to America.

  22. Lisa Doxsee

    Blame the banks, call them and report fraud, this crisis is caused by banks, as a developer I have witnessed many banks selling notes at hugh discounts to my competitors friends and then bringing the person defaulting on the loan back into the deal. Oh ,by the way these scamersare big republican doners, this has nothing to do with Obama,and everything to do with our currupt cronie so called capitalism, which likes to pick winners and loosers depending on their political clout.

  23. Anonymous

    What? Fox is cutting "Mr. Integrity" loose? If they keep up that trend, there won't be anybody left at Fox.

  24. Anonymous

    I really can't think of ANY reason the general public shouldn't do exactly the same thing to Fox News itself. After all it REPEATED his productions to it's listeners (apparently without checking them for any truth) so why should the people trust Fox to accurately report OTHER news? What comes around, goes around Fox. You broadcast lies YOU should pay also.

  25. Faye Carroll

    I think Karl Rove is a good reporter. He reported what he was given. Who will be next? They all should resign and let Fox worry about their ratings. All of their people report the same thing. We watch Fox most of the time, but it is getting to where we are watching the same stories for the or four hours. I think we could do with less Greta. She cuts people off before they get through responding to her questions.

  26. Sharon Butler Wrijil

    Guess Fox didn't take into consideration voter fraud.

  27. Tina Gantt Devlin

    I think Fox is wrong. I enjoyed his commentary and he knows how the other side thinks. It was nice having him be a part of out party. He had no idea that the republican voters would let us all down and not vote.

  28. Michael Phillipi

    Morris didn't realize just how many idiots would be voting for 'the annointed one' with his free stuff. WHERE'S THE JOBS, OBAMA? You folks that voted for the community organizer deserve the end results of his rule. You will be sorry.

  29. Michael Phillipi

    Iran will have nukes under this admministration. Israel and Iran will be at war. We here in the United States will also be targeted. That's what you get for voting in a 'lead from behind, muslim loving connunity organizer'.

  30. Anonymous

    hey, it's really hard to predict who's family and friends own the most voting machine with which to steal an election. turns out obama's friends had more than mitt's family. 108% turnout…….. totally kosher, right?>.

  31. Anonymous

    hey, it's really hard to predict who's family and friends own the most voting machine with which to steal an election. turns out obama's friends had more than mitt's family. 108% turnout…….. totally kosher, right?>.

  32. Dave Willis

    Oh yeah, Goller, you can quote whatever rinky dink site you like because the internet has something for everyone of every opinion, and you can believe whatever you like in your feeble little stoned-out cranium. You leftists are simply not satisfied with controlling ONLY six networks – NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, al-Jazeera, and CNN. You want everything, don't you? Well, you gotta go thru folks like me first! Hannity is rated #2 on FOX's evening news schedule, and if you don't like it, well no one is forcing you to watch him.

  33. Angelo Peña

    Hannity is a gutless turd. So is Ted Nugent. Seems like all you short-sighted cons love cowards.