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Friday, August 05, 2005

Pressure Getting To Novak?

What more is there to say? Go here, or here or here. Some days a video is worth a thousand words.

One of the more interesting facts is that a copy of Who's Who seems to have been on the table when the despicable little Bobbie scooped up his balls and ran home.

Update: In the words of Lenny Kravitz, what I really wanna know is....who will get Bill Bennett on record about Novak's public vice?


Blogger smitty werbenmanjensen said...

OK, I'm confused: What is Novak's public vice?

8/05/2005 10:05 AM  
Blogger cornhuskerblogger said...

The pressures, building over many months, are grinding Novak into nuttiness. how long until he pours gasoline over himself and lights a match? and will that be available on pay per view?

8/05/2005 10:07 AM  
Blogger Jonah B. Gelbach said...


as novak stormed off the soundstage, he declared that "that's bullshit" (it's still unclear what the antecedent of "that" was).

surely bill bennett must be appalled by this failure to adhere to virtuous behavior....

8/05/2005 11:19 AM  
Anonymous bu$h ate my baby said...

So Jonah, remind us why Novak is "despicable," an adjective you seem to have latched onto to describe him the same way Jon Stewart uses "douchebag"?

8/05/2005 4:48 PM  
Blogger strategery4 said...

To be fair, Stewart calls him a "Douchebag for Liberty" -- so it's not an unambiguously negative moniker.

But on the underlying request I wouldn't mind an answer either -- but in my case it's just because I have the same basic impression of Novak (right wing hack who should really be on the WSJ editorial page but is posing as a journalist) but can't really remember why.

8/05/2005 6:02 PM  
Blogger Mark Thoma said...

Being the administration/party's lacky for selling the dumb policy of the week without question, a loyal soldier, a hit man who goes after anyone who (rightly or wrongly) challenges his team, and he sells this as good honest analysis and journalism. Worse, he probably traded integrity for tidbits of news to peddle for his own glorification. As I see it that and much more, along with his suspected role in the CIA outing, violates the public trust that the public must have in its media. It is partly because of people like Novak that good honest debate over important policy issues is impossible. Crossing the party line causes an immediate organized response that is personal. There is no longer any pretense of putting forth logical opposition to the person's position. The cavalier destruction of the public confidence in the media and the associated loss of civil debate is a public vice.

But I could be wrong. Glad to see Novak gone in any case and I hope more of his ilk follow.

8/05/2005 8:26 PM  
Blogger Jonah B. Gelbach said...

So Jonah, remind us why Novak is "despicable"

Peter --

I've been wondering when you'd ask me this! And, I was all set to provide a lengthy set of reasons.

But then Mark Thoma beat me to it.

Well done, Mark! Thanks for the help....


ps good to see you last night, peter

8/06/2005 1:01 PM  

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