by Scoobie Davis
Talking with Dick Morris
Last night, Dick Morris was at the Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica to discuss his new book about Bill Clinton, Because He Could. There were about 70 people there. To increase the likelihood that Morris would call on me during the Q & A, I dressed for success (a pinstripe suit and a Brooks Brothers tie). I wanted to ask a media-related question.
I'm no big fan of Morris. However, I was positively impressed by his talk. If nothing else, Morris is probably the most articulate person to have worked for both Fox News and the New York Post.
Anyhow, I didn't get called on so I waited until after the signing line died down and he was signing extra books. I asked Morris if I could ask a quick question. He said sure. I asked if after the study by the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (the one that showed that the more people watched Fox News, the more likely they were to be ignorant of important foreign policy issues) was released whether Roger Ailes or anyone asked Morris to examine the study's methodology. Morris told me nobody asked him to check it out. I took him at his word and thanked him for his time.