During last Wednesday's The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News analyst Dick Morris was asked about Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Morris replied: “I like 'em both.” In a video posted on his website this month, Morris also said that either of them “would make a fantastic president of the United States. We are so blessed with having these two as our main candidates. Don't let the media talk them down ... two absolute powerhouses. Brilliant men, both of them, with incredibly distinguished records.” Morris added that Romney “could be counted on to sign a bill repealing Obamacare.”
Yet earlier this year, Morris held the opposite view on Romney, saying that “I do not like Romney” because “I can't trust him” to repeal Obamacare. From Hannity on February 28:
MORRIS: Well, my view is that, first I do not like Romney. It's the only one that I really hit.
HANNITY: Why don't you like Romney?
MORRIS: I want to be sure that the new president will repeal Obamacare. And since he enacted the equivalent of Obamacare in Massachusetts, they call it Romneycare, and I talk about how disastrous it's been, I can't trust him on that.
Watch Morris' flip-flop:
So what's changed since then?
In June, Morris admitted on a conservative radio program that he has stopped “dumping on” Romney because the former Massachusetts governor might be the Republican nominee for president and “I don't want to make my own task [of defeating Obama] harder.”
For Morris, helping defeat Obama means lying to Fox News viewers about his real views on the Republican primary field. Despite his brazen lying and profiting off of the candidates he is discussing, Morris is still one of Fox News' most frequent on-air political analysts.