Dick Morris' remarkable feat of self-promotion

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After watching Dick Morris' most recent interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity, you might wonder why there wasn't a flashing 1-800 number and a reminder that operators were "standing by," because the infamously ethically challenged Fox News political analyst had a lot of causes to crassly promote in a small window of time. All of them had one thing in common: Dick Morris.

In case your head is spinning from all the pitches, here is a recap of Morris' product lineup:

  • His website, DickMorris.com. Morris apparently profits from his website by selling web ads on it via Google Adsense, while also soliciting subscribers for e-mail lists that he has used in conjunction with various conservative/Republican groups and candidates to raise campaign funds.
  • A new project called "Project 100" in co-operation with Michael Reagan's ReaganPAC. Morris describes the venture as an effort "to raise our sights and do independent expenditures in an additional twenty or so districts to give the Republicans in these newly marginal seats a big boost. We hope to raise $2 million so as to be able to put $100,000, on average, into each of these districts."
  • AmericansForNewLeadership.com, who has been running ads attacking Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada. Previously we noted that Morris has solicited funds for Americans For New Leadership via his website and has advised them on their advertising strategy all while soliciting funds for them on Hannity without disclosure.
  • His direct-to-video movie Battle For America featuring Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter. The movie's website describes it as a "call to action by Dick Morris to take back our country" and "a searing look at the ongoing conflict between 'Constitutional Conservatives' and an out-of-touch, arrogant, and ever-expanding central government." The film was apparently created in cooperation with David Bossie's Citizens United.

How much would you expect to pay for all these fabulous items? Well, considering the pitchman and his ethical track record, you should probably think twice.

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