'Politico' Peddles Smear Of Dick Morris

Politico is peddling a misleading liberal-media attack on Dick Morris.  Item from Politico's "Morning Score" today [emphasis added]: "DICK MORRIS, who has not been taken seriously by serious people for a very long time, confessed on Fox News yesterday that he deliberately misled viewers: '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.'

There's just one problem.  As Professor William Jacobson has pointed out at Legal Insurrection, Politico--and Taegan Goddard at Political Wire whom Politico cites for its quote-- conveniently omitted the final part of Morris's statement, in which he said "And at the time that I said it, I believe I was right."  In other words, Morris had not, contrary to Politico's claim, "deliberately misled" viewers. He believed what he was saying.  More after the jump.



So Politico is reduced to peddling someone else's misleading smear of Morris.  Pathetic.

     
 

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.