Fox has severed ties with pundit Dick Morris after an embarrassing admission regarding his predictions for the presidential election.
Of course, it’s being reported that the contract between Morris and Fox is expiring anyway, but it’s widely believed that Fox wanted to cut away from Morris after he sided with Mitt Romney in a “landslide” win for the presidency and then backtracked when his prediction didn’t pan out. He’s also been criticized for allegedly accepting paid advertisements on his website from candidates he endorsed.
“We’re going to win by a landslide. It will be the biggest surprise in recent American political history. It will rekindle a whole question as to why the media played this race as a nail-biter, where in fact I think that Romney is going to win by quite a bit. My own view is that Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes,” he predicted. But when he came under fire for his remarks, he quickly took a different stance:
“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,” he told Sean Hannity.
Morris hasn’t appeared on the network much since the election results came in, but he is scheduled to be a guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight” this evening.