Will Dick Morris ever appear in the ‘New York Post’ again?
Dick Morris has quite famously lost his gig as a regular contributor on Fox News, after an election cycle in which his analyses were spectacularly wrong, even by his standards.
But he's always maintained a pretty vigorous cross-platform presence involving print newspaper columns (both syndicated columns and columns written specifically for individual titles), and digital and email distribution.
So we were wondering just what was left of the Dick Morris brand.
Our first stop, of course, was the New York Post, and we haven't gotten any further than that.
We've made several attempts to ask whether Morris would be kept as a columnist at the Post, and they haven't responded.
This made us start looking a few things up in earnest. First of all, he's not on the current roster of columnists you can find on the Post's website:
You can pull up his old page as a columnist still, though, for which the most recent entry was from August, 2009 ("Joe's Critique May Turn Tide," in which he predicted Obama's health-care plan would fail under the weight of Sen. Joe Lieberman's objections).
A search in the Post archives for the term "dick morris" brings up suspiciously old results: The most recent column is from April of 2012 (suggesting that Christie might have a shot at the senate).
It may be that the Post has run more recent columns with print-only rights. But then we should still be able to find them on Nexis. There, too, we find no recent columns by Morris in the Post.
The Creator's Syndicate, which has syndicated Morris columns in the past, still lists him on its roster, and though much of the biographical information on the page is out of date, it does still list him as a columnist for the Post.
Presently, his website DickMorris.com, on a page with information for advertisers, reports that Morris "pens regular columns for the New York Post, Newsmax, the Hill Magazine and dozens of publications."
His column for The Hill seems to be running, with the most recent entry on Tuesday ("Obama's Three Cover-Ups").
Additional reporting by Joe Pompeo.