READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.
One day removed from formally parting ways with Fox News, and on the heels of a historically poor prediction prior to the 2012 Presidential Election, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Dick Morris for a live, face to face, interview.
In early November, the widely recognizable political pundit proudly claimed that Republican candidate Mitt Romney would not only defeat Barack Obama, but that he would do so in a landslide. Tonight the 64-year-old discussed the circumstances surrounding his recent firing, and any correlation between his grossly inaccurate forecasting.
"I had a wonderful talk with Roger Ailes [president of Fox News Channel] - who I really respect - a week ago. And he said in this business, you're up, you're down. Nothing is final or fatal," revealed the guest.
"Why are you down now," asked the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.
"Because I was wrong, and I was wrong at the top of my lungs," Morris admittedly honestly.
Asked by Piers Morgan if he resented the way he was let go by the network, the guest took the high road:
"FOX has given me an opportunity of a lifetime: 15 years, 3,000 interviews. And at some point, a great marriage has to come to an end," he joked. "The divorce isn't final, but I am seeing other people."
Looking back at the election, Morris refused to offer judgment as to whether or not his now-former network played a role in the outcome. However, he did cover one example of where the GOP went wrong:
"I believe that the Republicans were horribly hurt among women by the crazy extremists who said that rape won't make you pregnant and it's an act of God."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the man who served as the campaign manager of Bill Clinton's successful 1996 bid for re-election elaborates further on his departure from FOX, and offers additional analysis of the recently completed election.
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Piers Morgan never gave Dick Morris a chance to either answer a question or finish a sentence. It was so clear he had an agenda. He wanted Morris to bad mouth Fox, to say he was unjustly treated and to parrot Morgan's own preconceptions and prejudices. His "Don't you thinks...." and "but don't you really believe's...." are tedious in the extreme. Morgan should admit that he had NO interest in hearing what Morris had to say. Morris kept saying "That isn't what I said.... " and "don't put words in my mouth", but Morgan did anyway, because he is an arrogant twit.
Agenda, Loretta? Have you seen FOX News interviews?
Dick Morris is a slug.
Poor Piers Morgan. he is so awful at debating and it seems as though the republican party must have hired him to make Democrats look STUPID! He is doing an awful job and his lack of knowledge seems to force him to start nip picking at the little things which has nothing to do with the debate. It is time to see him go. We can not take this anymore. We want to show people the understanding behind the facts and why it works. Not blindly get emotional when you get whipped in each debate and start whining and crying.. Piers, if you need to attempt to keep your opponents mouth shut from fear of knowing you can not debate anything which is going to come out from it, then you should just step down and let an adult handle it..
Ahh, yes. Much like Bill O'Reilly, I suppose? Must he go, too?
I think you must go...
I've watched O'Reilly and Morgan bot. The difference? Bill always, ALWAYS finishes on a respectable note. Acknowledging the other party and doesn't sink to terms like calling a GUEST 'stupid'. Morgan is very disrespectful, and if he doesn't get the answer he wants he gets upset. Go watch Morgans interview with the guy on gun control. I just have more respect for O'Reilly, even if I don't always agree with him.
FIRST of all, speaking of lack of knowledge, it's "nitpicking" not "nip picking". Second, it's "Justin" not "Jusitn". Third, it's spelled "cannot" not "can not". I find it extremely ironic that someone criticizing a very intelligent journalist like Piers Morgan for being "stupid" is having trouble spelling words that any first grader could spell. This is besides the fact that your style of writing and desperate attempts to convey meaning are just revolting and dumb.
But it’s okay when the president says, “corpse-man”, right?
Nae, I never said it was okay for the president to say it like that. "Corpsman" is not a commonly used word. "Cannot" and a person's first name are.
Chase, Since you are “speaking of lack of knowledge”, I think saying “corpse-man” falls into that category. Not a common word, really? Even for the commander-in-chief of the US Military? Even I knew the word and how to pronounce it.
Don’t you think "Jusitn" is just a typo? OH, like you have NEVER EVER misspelled, or made typos in your ENTIRE LIFE, ever?????
This blog site is not a spelling contest, as long as you can get across what you mean, that’s all that matters. What you are doing is NITPICKING of the silliest kind I have ever seen.
Hey Chase. I'd like to continue your spelling and grammar lesson if that's cool. Ok here we go... Fourth, punctuation like "commas" and "periods" are left inside the end of "quotations." <-– Just like that. See how I did that? You see how first comes the period, and then come the quotations? That may be more like 5th or 6th grade knowledge, and admittedly I'm not sure how far you are on your academic journey. You've got that 1st grade stuff down pat though for sure.
Sir, the point that the gentleman was trying to make came over clear and concise. We aren't running a grammar class or a spelling bee. I also chose to reply to your post as a matter of pure coincidence. I could have responded to any number of the posts about Fox news and Obama's reelection and Piers Morgan and any other unfocused, irrelevant subject. The main point I am making is to read that a numbr of posts talk about voting for Obama because the GOP upset them or came across badly? Am I really to understand that the voters threw the country down the tubes because many were upset and didn't like some of the comments from the GOP? Truth be told Mitt Romney is exactly what this country needed at this point in time. Very similar to how Reagan was elected at the correct point in time as well. Until Obama, this country had a knack at voting in the right guy at the right time. Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Bush/Cheney (9/11) and Romney would have been what the country needed. A Solid business mind/CEO type. Very similar to NY;s Mayor Bloomberg. CEO type who knows how to manage finances and cut taxes and still maintain a surplus for use during rainy days. NYC, came out smelling like roses financially after thecrisis, thanks only to the leadership of Bloomberg. You need to elect the right person at the right time. The country will suffer eventually for the Obama policies. I apologize for selecting your post to rant but so goes it.
Did you mispell your name, dude?
Well I read the article and it's nice to see a fool from Fox News fired. The only issue the whole news channel is about as open honest and trustworthy as a drunk idiot who only knows the words for more booze: the favorite brands on fox are: deception, dishonesty, misinformation, and lack of logic. My advice listen to the drunk chances are he's more accurate than fox news ever will be.
A rant from a true LEFTY...Come on admit it.
I know you will never post this or allow this post because it does not use lies and misrepresentations to make points...but maybe you need to check your numbers when you try to sway the public the numbers do not support your claims about Fox they still beat your network and all others by 300% here is just one website that gives the rating for cable news networks. you can run from the fact that CNN is not the network it used to be, but you can't hide from the truth..http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/02/06/cable-news-ratings-for-tuesday-february-5-2013/168289/
What do ratings have to do with the validity of a news organization. I'm sure the ratings for the Kardashians are high as well, but does that mean that it has real value? Do a little background checking into the least educated states and how they voted. That should pretty much tell you the story of the demographic that Fox news is pulling in, the ignorant and uneducated. No well-respected journalist worth his salt would work for that "news" organization. If you want to get news, then you have to pull from multiple sources to develop an unbiased opinion. Basically what I'm saying is you have a long way to go.
I haven't watched Piers Morgan since the first time he was on his show because of his arrogance and annoying disposition. I tried watching again last night because I was curious to see Dick Morris and what he had to say. It was painful to watch and I shut it off in 5 minutes. Piers still doesn't allow his guest to speak, to have an opinion if it is not in agreement with his own. It is time to get rid of Piers. If his contract is up give the loud mouth the boot. You are losing more and more viewers every day.
@ Sarah, have you watched Bill Oreilly lately-he's the same way.
Oreilly is one of the rudest, most arrogant "journalists" out there. How can you bash Morgan using that same argument. I'll tell you exactly why. You only see news as objective journalism when it coincides with your core beliefs. Morgan doesn't agree with your point of view and so you shut him off and completely disregard his argument due to your convictions. Ignorance is bliss, or at least I've heard. Maybe you can shed a little light on that for me 🙂
Morris nailed it – nobody expected 8 million republlicans not to vote – I think the Mormon factor played a bigger role than we think – that's a shame. because Romney was probably the most qualified person in America to get this country back on track. We obviously don't vote for efficiency, we vote for popularity, like in high school And that is why this country is a mess.
I completely agree with you there...
In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve... sigh...
A little advice from one the 47 percent that Mitt trashed. If you want votes you can't insult half the electors. I'm white, old and male. Mitt lost because he was a lousy candidate, pure and simple.
I'm sorry you're so upset that the man quoted a FACT. I've lived in North Charleston for a while and seen the pinnacle of laziness here. Just because you may be included in a group doesn't mean he was trashing you. He was talking about the part of that 47% that doesn't need to be there. The part that uses food stamps to buy red bull and beef jerky so they can resell it for cash and by drugs/alcohol. I'd think that should be more apparent. I'm sorry you took insult where there was none. I'd expect better out of our elderly.
Both Morgan and Morris represent the pinnacle of Bad Media, I do not comprehend how those two guys are permitted to have a voice in the media. Morris was the worst person to make predictions about politics since he started with FOX never once he was right. His analysis were shallow with no substance …Morgan seems like a scarred rabbit with no personality , I tried many times to watch his program the most I was able to listen to him it was 2 minutes and those instances he had a great guest . CNN and Fox should look hard before they give the microphone to idiots. Miller on Fox should be next he is another empty suit trying to make stupid jokes.
Larry King , Bernard Shaw where are you ?
First Sarah......Now Dick......Can Bill and Sean be far behind
One can only hope!
@ Meg's Mom, Amen.
Republicans lost because of insisting tax cuts for the rich and benefit cuts for the rest of us.
Making all other kind of excuses a joke.Rich get richer lost them the election.
Morgan one-sided if ever... what a waste
FINALLY! The conservative base is dwindling, while liberalism is getting much bigger. Old people are dying out. Young people are starting to vote. The Flynn effect (meaning younger people are on average smarter than their elders) is showing. Their decisions are reflecting that. Frankly, it's good that these bigoted people are going extinct. These simpletons have caused A LOT of wars, hate, and discrimination. The rest of the world laughs at us. I see a very bright future full of higher IQ’s, tolerance and love.
Chase if you think its over (meaning younger people are on average smarter than their elders) you are then brain dead ... its far from over 🙂
Lone Rider (or whatever your silly name is), first of all it's spelled "IT'S" not "ITS". Secondly, it's spelled "THAN" not "then". So, um, Mr. Lone Rider tough person guy, next time you call someone "brain dead" it's really probably not in your best interest to misspell words. But your smiley thing looks cute. And it's absolutely a fact (something you might not be familiar with) that all over the planet IQ test scores increase over time. Hence why grandpa is usually a little more confused than his grandchildren. No offense to any elderly people though (I'm sure not all of them are bigots). That's just how it is.
- it's spelled "THAN" not "then"...
Is it really? I, for one, think “then” is the correct word here...
Well, Ainsley, you for one are wrong and never went to elementary school. "Then" is only used when referring to time: "Then we'll go". "Than" is only for comparison: "bigger than that one". It might not sound like a big deal, but it absolutely is. They are two completely different words! Guess you're a Foxy viewer, huh? Yeah.
Well, Chase, you for one are wrong and never went to elementary school. Guess you're a MSNBC viewer, huh? Yeah.
And if he was intending to use the word "then" as it is supposed to be used, good for him! But with his style and poor cohesion of writing, one can never be sure... EITHER usage in his case is extremely ambiguous and that in and of itself is bad, bad, bad. I don't mean to be a jerk to you Ainsley, sorry. But his hypocrisy frustrates me a little.
I think, from the context, Lone meant, “if you think it’s over, you are, then, brain dead.”
According to Oxford Dictionary, “then” also means “therefore” or “in that case”, so I think Lone is using the word in that term.
If “than” is correct here, and it’s for comparison, what is Lone comparing “brain dead” to?
Poor cohesion of writing? His usage of “then” was not at all ambiguous to me.
Chase, I hope you would stop ridiculing and insulting others for no good reason. Those are MUCH BIGGER problems in our society than any misspelling or bad grammar could ever be.
Hahahahha!!!! All these corrections to others' grammar, yet your sentence fragments fly Chase! Meanwhile, your basic argument [Chase] still lacks merit. This is wonderful example of pretending to have written an absolute truth by insisiting those words must be true. "Thus I have written; thus it is true" [it is so because I say it is so].
Give it up Ainsley, your good intention is lost on the likes of this one.
Too bad Morgan didn't take lessons from Larry King. I never missed his show because he knew how to interview people, not try to force his opinions on them but let them express their own – which is why he had them on his show to begin with. I will never watch Morgan again. If he thinks America is so bad, why does he stay here? Would it have anything to do with money?
Democrats, Republicans, biased media conspiracies, Fox News, MSNBC, stupid, bully, arrogant, blind. ....... I understand and share in the frustration of politics and all the pundits that proclaim to be all-knowing, but enough with the whining already ! In the end, each of us has to make the call when we vote. When we differ, let's try to understand why we differ. – in a reasonable and reasoned way. If everyone would endeavor to be reasonable, I am confident most of our problems and differences would go away. When reasonable minds differ, let's agree to disagree without being disagreeable. We know the opposite approach has not worked, so let's give it a try. Perhaps we'll all be pleasantly surpised.
CNN is not a news channel and never was, CNN is a voice for the far left. Funny thing is that Fox ratings have taken a little hit lately but they're ratings are still number 1 among cable news networks, way above and beyond the floundering CNN's ratings which are consistently at the bottom. Another thing to look at is the people who put Obama back in office are the welfare hand-out crowd and most of them are to ignorant to watch news anyway! They out number the working crowd! So it really doesn't matter what you or I think!
Their ratings reflect the fact that old people don't know how to use the internet. The average age of that disgusting, lying network is 65. SIXTY FREAKIN' FIVE PEOPLE. A quote from the WP says "their target audience is dying off from old age". That is another BIG reason why they're losing so many viewers. Besides the fact that people of ALL ages are waking up and are no longer standing for their BS. I look forward to the day that they either change their tone to something new called "factual information", or, dare I say, go off the air. I hope it's the latter. And, wow, did you even watch that network on ELECTION NIGHT?? Holy cow. I've never seen such an epic fail in my life. I'm done ranting.
Oh, you’re done, Chase?
Then, I think I speak for most of the people here when I say, OH THANK GOD!! The spelling Nazi is gone!!
hah, typical American rednecks, what is considered middle of the road/mainstream in any other country, except maybe Saudi Arabia, is considered extremely left-wing by you folks.
Note to CNN: DO NOT HIRE DICK MORRIS OR ANYBODY FROM FOX NEWS-PLEEEEASE DON'T!!!!!! I will quit watching!! 🙂
Goodbye you bloated fat foot fetishist! Say hello to Glen Beck and Sarah Palin as you fade into obscurity.
When did being wrong at the top of your lungs become a liability at Fox?
I think we all realize by now that Dick Morris is really a double agent sent in by the Clintons to make the Republican party look bad. This is evidenced by the fact that he has caused way more damage after joining the Republican part vs when he was a Democrat.
Wow, still horribly wrong.
Thats too bad! He was only telling them what they wanted to hear.
It's time for Dick to move into a state of oblivion and move to another universe of his creation. And, the media should just forget him altogether. He made himself a fool when working for Clinton, and now he had made himself into a great fool..!!
D Morris is not a stupid man. He chose to tell lies until the last minute in reporting the last election. Now we will get some break from looking and listening to D Morris and S.Palin.
I will take CNN any day. Faux (fox) News is nothing more than a right wing propaganda machine. I refuse to watch it for that reason. More over, all of my FM stations in the house are tuned to NPR but I might listen to it for maybe 30 min. every other day. Our TV's are generally not on any news station until noon and again after dinner. I cannot believe that people really have Faux News on all day long. I guess that's what it takes to be brain washed. There are many more things to do in life than to watch that junk. Faux may say they are "fair and balanced" but, they are far fom it.
Fox News is blatantly biased to the right whereas MSNBC is blatantly biased to the left. CNN is is more disingenuous. CNN pretends to be objective, but anyone with half a brain can find clear evidence on almost every program of left leaning bias. From my observation the only exception might be the Out Front segment with Erin Burnett.
We live in a new hyper reactive society that does little to make the world better. We argue incessantly with very little progress. All the while the earth dies quicker, the rich build taller walls pretending they are happier and smarter, kids souls die before knowing and everyone smiles thru their hedonism.
This guy is like all FOX talking heads. They confuse opinion with fact and when they make predictions it is solely based on what they WANTS to happen ratehr than on what they actually think will happen.
Fox, MSNBC, CNN and all other networks are in business to make money. They determine the demographic they want to appeal to and push the positions that demographic wants to hear. I have little regard for their ability or desire to inform and educate the public. There is a reason for the first amendment and a sort of grand bargain. We allow networks to say what they want to say with little restriction because we want an informed populace. I do not feel that any network lives up to their end of the deal.
Luke, I agree with you that all networks are in business to make money and they taper their news/opinion programs to accomplish that end. However, all networks also have stakeholders whose desire it is to advance a particular ideological agenda and their hiring practices reflect that. CNN wants to be perceived as a an objective news network, just as CBS, NBC, and ABC desire. But none of those newscasts are objective in any measurable way. By choosing what they feel is important to cover by the people they have chosen to hire, and by not covering news they wish to ignore they reveal a left leaning bias. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that. It is simply a fact that has been substantiated by numerous studies. So, if we are to be adequately informed we should not take the position that we will not listen to FOX or MSNBC simply because we disagree with their ideological bias. In fact, taking that position reveals our own intolerance and our own inflexibility.
As much as I want to listen to Fox (FAUX) news, it's hard when they never report anything positive about the president. Even msnbc would do a positive story own Bush. Sean, Bill and all the others at Fox, are arrogant and completely bias!
Piers Morgan, hated in Britain. Now America too
I wish we could deport this guy yesterday!
Piers only interrupts, he does not debate. Its no wonder he has no audience.
An economics professor at a local college had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail...
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering and blame resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
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