In a FrontPageMag.com column, Dick Morris purported to offer "corrections" to President Clinton's "syrupy five minute ad" for Sen. Hillary Clinton. But Morris made no fewer than seven different claims about the video or Sen. Clinton that contained outright falsehoods or are contradicted by other sources.
Syndicated columnist Dick Morris wrote that if President Bush were to begin pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, "he could begin to recover his personal ratings" and improve his party's chances in the 2008 election, because his "ratings on the economy are not bad, and he still draws commendations for his battle against terrorism." In fact, recent public opinion polls show that majorities of respondents disapprove of Bush's handling of the economy and that at least half disapprove of how he is handling the fight against terrorism.
On Hannity & Colmes, Dick Morris claimed that "MSNBC biased [the Republican candidates] debate against" Rudy Giuliani, and that Chris Matthews, who was one of the debate's moderators, had participated in "a deliberate act by Politico.com and MSNBC ... to hurt Rudy." Morris also stated that Matthews "decided to gut Rudy Giuliani because he's the one that can most likely beat the Republicans." At no point did Morris mention that Matthews has previously showered praise on Giuliani and other Republican presidential hopefuls.
Dick Morris asserted that the Bush administration fired eight U.S. attorneys "because they wouldn't prosecute voter fraud and other crimes." In fact, two of the fired prosecutors have said that they investigated such allegations, but found insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution or a grand-jury investigation.
Sean Hannity falsely asserted that "Hillary Clinton is claiming she is the JFK of 2008," referring to a speech she gave in New Hampshire. Hannity and Dick Morris also suggested without evidence that Clinton's presidential campaign was behind the posting on YouTube of a 1989 video of Rudy Giuliani expressing support for Medicaid-funded abortions and revived the much-repeated falsehood that Clinton announced her allegiance to the New York Yankees only upon deciding to run for Senate.