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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:24 AM

Maddow schools Fox’s Dick Morris after getting angry letter from his lawyers



By David Ferguson
Saturday, January 5, 2013 11:07 EST


Friday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow answered a letter from Dick Morris’ lawyer demanding a correction to an earlier segment. Maddow was more than happy to address the issue, and issued a few corrections of her own.

The segment began with a short history lesson with regards to Democratic presidents. In the last 100 years, there have been only 3 Democratic presidents who were elected to second terms, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pres. Bill Clinton and Pres. Barack Obama. And while history has sort of rewritten the 1996 election as a shoo-in for Clinton, there were some fairly harrowing moments along the way.

On the day in 1996 that the president was to give his acceptance speech as the nominee to the Democratic convention, one of his top advisors, Dick Morris, was the subject of a tabloid scandal that alleged that Morris had an ongoing relationship with a prostitute, and that he had allowed her to listen in on conversations he had with the president. Morris, the campaign’s chief political strategist, was forced to resign.


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Reply Maddow schools Fox’s Dick Morris after getting angry letter from his lawyers (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
marble falls Jan 2013 #2
annabanana Jan 2013 #8
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #24
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #25
zeemike Jan 2013 #3
LibGranny Jan 2013 #15
zeemike Jan 2013 #28
ChazInAz Jan 2013 #26
chuckstevens Jan 2013 #4
a kennedy Jan 2013 #5
Evergreen Emerald Jan 2013 #19
annabanana Jan 2013 #6
Sunlei Jan 2013 #7
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #9
Gothmog Jan 2013 #10
Justice Jan 2013 #11
Little Star Jan 2013 #12
Paladin Jan 2013 #13
Motown_Johnny Jan 2013 #14
blaze Jan 2013 #21
AndyA Jan 2013 #16
safeinOhio Jan 2013 #20
thucythucy Jan 2013 #17
NMDemDist2 Jan 2013 #27
RoccoRyg Jan 2013 #18
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #22
formercia Jan 2013 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:39 AM

1. kick

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:17 AM

2. How does anyone trust that little weasel, and how does an ethical lawyer write such a dumb letter...

to Madow?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:33 AM

8. Answered your own question..

An ethical lawyer does NOT. A smart lawyer does not.

Only a very stupid hack would.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:22 AM

24. but we can expect that the stupid hack got paid for it.

 

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:25 AM

25. Yes, Dick Morris knows how to find himself a whore. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:24 AM

3. Wow...she don't back down

Got to love that attitude.
I don't have TV so I don't watch her except online...but every time I do it blows me away how good she is at it...well with the great help of an (I would bet) awesome staff.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:28 AM

15. Rachel Maddow has her doctorate and is a Rhodes Scholar so she's exceptionally smart!

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Response to LibGranny (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:59 PM

28. Actually I did not know that.

But it would have made no difference in my assessment of her intelligence...it is obvious.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:29 AM

26. Forsooth!

What I most enjoy is seeing her give that wide, sweet smile...just before she slips the scalpel in.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:28 AM

4. Lick, Slurp, Lick

The idea that the man has a shred of legitimacy or credibility is such a complete joke! The ONLY place where he is allowed to speak on the political issues of the day is on Goebbelsvision, a.k.a. Fox News. Speaking of jokes, that fact that Morris always seems to be Sean Hannity's good buddy makes Hannity look like an even bigger fool than he already is. Go such some toes, DICK!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:29 AM

5. Dick Morris = Jiminy Glick

although I love Martin Short.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:42 AM

19. ohmygod that was funny.

I woke the kids up laughing so loud.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:31 AM

6. It was a thing of beauty.. . . Do. Not. Mess. With.

The. Maddow.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:32 AM

7. Dick Morris next book, "Famous Whores I have known"

What Republican campaign money paid for the hookers Dick Morris? Did you share hookers with your buddies? No wonder Mrs. Romney had to shadow her husband and never had any of you family values republicans over to the family mansions.

Have your lawyer write a cease and desist letter to the internet

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:33 AM

9. Note to others: don't piss off Rachel Maddow.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:43 AM

10. I saw this segment. Rachel did a good job

Rachel had fun with this letter. It is not defamation when you tell the truth about someone

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:49 AM

11. she merely pointed out how ridiculous the letter was, and exposed the source of Morris' income

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:53 AM

12. I watched Rachel talk about this live on her show....

She is as good as Bill Clinton when it comes to explaining stuff. She did a great job on this!

Dick Morris is a whiny ass, perverted, money grubbing liar!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:59 AM

13. Stick To Toe-Sucking,...Dick. (nt)

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:16 AM

21. Damn she's good

Thanks for the link!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:34 AM

16. I'm surprised people are foolish enough to still take on Rachel

She does make corrections when she's wrong, and I respect her and her show very much for doing that. Usually, her corrections are more in the form of clarification, rather than being flat out wrong.

Dick Morris has such a slimy history, he should really know better than to confront Rachel Maddow. Reminds me of the "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks..." saying.

Rachel Maddow is superb. She asks questions, then shuts up to let the guest answer. She allows her personality to come through on the show, and has an entertaining way of creating lead-in stories, and her explanations can be fascinating.

Rachel Maddow is must see TV!

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Response to AndyA (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:58 AM

20. Perhaps they will take her to court.

I'd love to see the defense request for discovery.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:36 AM

17. Don't want to quibble, but wasn't Woodrow Wilson

re-elected in 1916? Doesn't that then make four Democratic presidents re-elected in the last 100 years?

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:34 PM

27. true

wonder why he isn't mentioned?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:40 AM

18. He is obsessed with Hillary

Remember before 2008 when all Dick Morris talked about was Hillary Clinton? He wrote a dozen books about her and toured the country warning she would bring about the apocalypse or something?

I always imagined he had a private shrine to Hillary in his closet, complete with photos, hair and nail samples, and old letters, and he would kneel in front of it every night begging her to be his. It was the only explanation for his behavior.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:19 AM

22. Woodrow Wilson was also a Dem elected to two terms in the last 100 years.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:20 AM

23. Dick Morris is a Political Prostitute

in so many ways.

So much Irony...so little Time.

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