It turns out Dick Morris' wacky predictions for a Mitt Romney landslide are not the only thing that have turned people against him. Media Matters found some of his Super PAC donors and discussed the unusually high percentage of funds raised that went into fundraising and other costs, as opposed to helping to electing Romney.
Media Matters reports today:
As Media Matters reported last week, Federal Election Commission documents show that Morris' Super PAC for America paid nearly $1.7 million, or nearly half of all money the Fox News political analyst and columnist for The Hill helped raise, to Newsmax Media, which manages Morris' for-rent email list.
The circular scam apparently worked like this: Morris, acting as chief strategist for the group, sent at least 21 emails to his private for-rent email list, urging readers to give generously to the PAC to fund television ads Morris claimed were essential to a Mitt Romney victory. Newsmax.com sent an additional 25 emails to their own list, featuring a similar pitch and often the signature of either Morris or Michael Reagan, a Newsmax columnist and the PAC's chairman. Then a large percentage of the take was directed back to the coffers of Newsmax, which derives significant profits from its ability to rent out its mailing list to various groups.
Media Matters also contacted a number of Morris' donors who were distinctly displeased to learn about this.
Picture the Little Man behind bars with other inmates. If he’s lucky, he might run into Handout Hannocchio’s old chums.
NOTE TO MORRIS DONORS
Go see a lawyer.
Another article where you guys sink to new lows.
Just how do you suppose Dick Morris can afford his
$600 / hour toe-cheese addiction?
BTY, Dick Morris has already apologized for fluffing Mittens. What else do you want?
Your money back?
It’s one thing to be shown to be really drinking your own kool aid. It’s another to be taking the backers’ money and using it to salt your own nest. Newsmax will find a way to weasel out of this but I don’t know how Morris will. If it’s shown that he was getting any kind of kickback from this (and this material indicates he was), he’s got a serious amount of splaining to do.