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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Newsmax Lets Morris Revise Prediction Downward
Topic: Newsmax

During the runup to the midterm elections, Newsmax allowed Dick Morris to tout his prediction that Republicans could win 100 seats. For instance, Morris wrote in a Sept. 27 column, "Pessimism is the only limit on the potential of Republican gains this year. If we go for 100, we can win 100!" and Newsmax reported on Oct. 27 that Morris said "the GOP can win as many as 100 House seats on Nov. 2."

Then, Newsmax let Morris revise his prediction downward.

An Oct. 29 article by Jim Meyers highlighted how Morris "believes his 'fantasy' of the GOP winning 100 House seats could come true," but waited until the 11th paragraph to give the entire quote: "I’m not predicting 100, I’m predicting 60 to 80. But I fantasize 100, and I think that fantasy may come true."

Newsmax's acquiesence to Morris' downward revisions was completed during the election in a Nov. 2 article:

Looking at early House races, Republicans picked up six of eight contested seats, and political expert Dick Morris says this can be projected to a resounding win in the House races, with the Republicans picking up between 60 and 70 seats.

In the Senate races, Morris says the Republicans will pick up at least six seats, but doubts they will reach the magic number of 51.

With incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer leading in California, Morris cautions that exit polling does not include the early voting numbers, which he feels will lean Republican.

There's no mention of the 100 seats Morris boasted the Republicans could win.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:27 AM EDT

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