Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dick Morris: Hail and Farewell
a delightful review of Dick Morris's rise and fall at Fox, as he's getting the boot (an apt word in his case) at last after a laughable election year. I actually met Dick about 35 years ago when I was senior editor at the short-lived Politicks magazine in New York (among the junior editors: Michael Pollan and Daniel Brewster). Our editor, Tom Morgan, had worked for Mayor John Lindsay as press spokesman and I guess Morris worked for him, too. So Tom asked Dick to write something for us. I remember him limping across the room--he had some sort of accident--to shake my hand and chat. Seemed arrogant even then. Fortunately, the magazine went out of business before Dick could become a regular.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch