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Brit Hume's Special Report with Robert Novak

Posted on 02/14/2006 6:59:32 AM PST by jubail

Monday's edition of Brit Hume's Special Report, the best political show on television, had Bob Novak sitting in the first panelist chair normally occupied by a conservative. He continued spewing his Bush bashing venom from his days at CNN. I never thought I would send Brit a negative email but I did this morning. Is he trying to drive away viewers?


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KEYWORDS: brithume; foxnews; nolink; novak; novakok
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Novk represents the sleasly underbelly of DC. He is essentially a political gossip columist.
1 posted on 02/14/2006 6:59:33 AM PST by jubail
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To: jubail

BRIT....STOP this MADNESS!! Novak is AWFUL..He LOOKS awful and he SOUNDS AWFUL!! I will NOT watch...it's hard enough to put up with Mara or CC, and now Novak...ICK!


2 posted on 02/14/2006 7:01:13 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: jubail

Novak is "old school" Republican. Not Pat Buchanan-like, but more GHW Bush or Gerald Ford-like.


3 posted on 02/14/2006 7:02:15 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: jubail

It was painful to watch yesterday. Hopefully it was a one time thing.


4 posted on 02/14/2006 7:03:49 AM PST by frankjr
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To: jubail

I think Novak is washed up as well... but I'd love to see Krauthammer take him to the woodshed a time or two.


5 posted on 02/14/2006 7:06:14 AM PST by SugarLandTexas (This is a time for serious people. Your fifteen minutes is up.)
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To: jubail
I view Novak's appearance much differently. I didn't think he bashed Bush, only giving his opinion. Hey, this White House is simply terrible when it comes to communications and dealing with the press. Novak was simply pointing it out!

MoodyBlu

6 posted on 02/14/2006 7:09:00 AM PST by MoodyBlu
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To: jubail; xsmommy

Freddie The Beadle's shtick was getting old, but Novak was no breath of fresh air.

I like Bill Sammon.


7 posted on 02/14/2006 7:09:43 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jubail

What specifically did you disagree with? BE SPECIFIC.

The only thing that bothers me about Novak is that when he talks I expect food to come spittering out. Must be some sort of impediment.


8 posted on 02/14/2006 7:11:45 AM PST by Registered (There's nothing progressive about being liberal)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I like Novak too. Not every Republican has to sing the same tune. Novak is the kind of Republican who wants smaller gov't, fiscal conservatism and personal accountability. Sometimes that doesn't mesh with the Bush administration's actions. Novak calls them out on it, and of course, that's the only time he's taken seriously by the rest of the MSM -- when he's talking against the administration.


9 posted on 02/14/2006 7:12:10 AM PST by cchandler
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To: jubail

Was he bashing Bush, or simply stating the real problems he has? Mos people on this board seem totally unable to tell the difference. So they write stupid vanities like this one.


10 posted on 02/14/2006 7:13:25 AM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Yeh, what you said.


11 posted on 02/14/2006 7:15:45 AM PST by Registered (There's nothing progressive about being liberal)
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To: SugarLandTexas

Krauthammer is great. I love that show (I tivo every day so I can watch later), with or without Novak. I even like resident liberal Maura Liasson (sp?)...great show.


12 posted on 02/14/2006 7:16:36 AM PST by Tulane
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To: The Old Hoosier

Novak is bloated. He was fired in part for storming off the set of one of their talk shows when challenged. He's been under a lot of pressure because of the Valerie Plame thing, and it may get worse depending what Libby's attorneys want to know, and if he's called onto the stand.

I don't understand why Fox picked him up. I agree with Sammon, I also like Jeff Burnbaum of Fortune and William Kristol, of course. Kristol, unlike everyone else really *does* have a hotline to the White House. He called the Miers withdrawl a week before it was common knowledge.

I'm sure Brit will use him sparingly.


13 posted on 02/14/2006 7:17:26 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: The Old Hoosier

Novak = Pat Buchanon


14 posted on 02/14/2006 7:17:36 AM PST by jubail
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To: jubail

Right, I changed the channel.


15 posted on 02/14/2006 7:17:37 AM PST by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: jubail

No specifics yet?


16 posted on 02/14/2006 7:18:32 AM PST by Registered (There's nothing progressive about being liberal)
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To: jubail

Novak reminds me of cold oatmeal.


17 posted on 02/14/2006 7:18:48 AM PST by auboy
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To: SoFloFreeper
I thought Novak was a registered Democrat. Does that program with Mark Shields and Al Hunt still air, where Novak plays the conservative and the rest of the group constantly jumps all over him?

Last night the lineup was three Democrats and Brit, but Brit had no trouble holding his own against the three of them.

18 posted on 02/14/2006 7:18:57 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SoFloFreeper

I heard several years ago that Novak was a registered Democrat but that he votes Republican.


19 posted on 02/14/2006 7:19:14 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: The Old Hoosier
I don't know what he said, because once he started the "poor response by the federal government to Katrina" without mentioning the state and local officials, I went to fill my car up with gas.

I don't need to waste my time with someone who is simply pushing the Beltway take on things.

20 posted on 02/14/2006 7:19:33 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: auboy

Thanks for the comment, you're bringing up the thread IQ.


21 posted on 02/14/2006 7:19:39 AM PST by Registered (There's nothing progressive about being liberal)
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To: Registered

Glad to help. ;-)


22 posted on 02/14/2006 7:20:52 AM PST by auboy
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To: cchandler

I dont have a problem with any other panelist. I especially like Nina Easton, liberal but great looking. The only one I put in the Novak category is Ci Ci Connelly.


23 posted on 02/14/2006 7:20:53 AM PST by jubail
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To: jubail

I have to agree. I did not care for Novak on the panel. Something, his look, his style, his tone just did not fit.

And of course he too was concerned that the press was not told about this non-event immediately.


24 posted on 02/14/2006 7:21:52 AM PST by JLS
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To: Registered

I think he wears dentures.


25 posted on 02/14/2006 7:24:05 AM PST by Huck (Roe/Kelo: You have a right to privacy IN your bedroom; you just don't have a right TO your bedroom.)
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To: jubail
You talkin bout this one?

If so, you have low standards.

26 posted on 02/14/2006 7:26:24 AM PST by Huck (Roe/Kelo: You have a right to privacy IN your bedroom; you just don't have a right TO your bedroom.)
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To: martin_fierro
 
Freddie The Beadle's shtick was getting old, but Novak was no breath of fresh air. I like Bill Sammon.

I agree, Fred isn't telling me anything that makes me think anymore. He appears to be knee jerking in his responses. Bill Sammon pulls the conservative line as much as Barnes, but at least he explains his reasoning.


27 posted on 02/14/2006 7:28:12 AM PST by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: jubail
I have never liked Bob Novak... Brit Hume's report is the only thing I tivo and watch almost everyday. I do hope this guy does not become a regular...

This guy is from the old guard... from the days of Bob Dole and the like, pre 9-11. Politics is a different ball game today. People are more "defined"

28 posted on 02/14/2006 7:29:27 AM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget that we are still friends despite our differences!)
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To: cchandler

Mort, Juan, Ceci et all are there to take the administration to task. We don't need Robert Novak for that! I'd prefer to see some semblance of "fair & balanced".


29 posted on 02/14/2006 7:29:47 AM PST by Primetimedonna (Charter member of the San Francisco SnowFlakes! We love our Tony! It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco.)
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To: jubail

Novak has no credibility. Any buddy of that crew he assembled on CNN doesn't deserve time on Fox. Lets keep it fair and balanced Fox or you will sink into the same cesspool as your competition.


30 posted on 02/14/2006 7:30:16 AM PST by hgro
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To: jubail

lately, i just put the radio on and listen to levin.


31 posted on 02/14/2006 7:33:37 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: Verginius Rufus

Agree. I looked at that panel and couldn't find a conservative among them. Brit, as always, put them in their rightful places. I wish Krauthammer was on every day. His mind is an amazing thing to behold.


32 posted on 02/14/2006 7:33:57 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Primetimedonna
"Mort, Juan, Ceci et all are there to take the administration to task. We don't need Robert Novak for that! I'd prefer to see some semblance of "fair & balanced".

Good point.

33 posted on 02/14/2006 7:38:30 AM PST by cchandler
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To: Tulane
 
Krauthammer is great. I love that show (I tivo every day so I can watch later), with or without Novak. I even like resident liberal Maura Liasson (sp?)...great show.

I like her too. She clearly is a liberal in her thinking, but she doesn't  spew talking points like Juan Williams. Her responses are well thought out and usually appear not only logical but quite often turn out to be true.

If I got to choose the panel it would be Kraut, Mort & Nina Easton/Maura Liasson .... I've had a season pass to Special Report for about six years now.


34 posted on 02/14/2006 7:39:00 AM PST by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: ncpatriot

Novak considers himself a conservative rather than a Rep or Dem. He opposes big government and bashed GWB for being a big government prez. He is also an arabist, so he does not like the Iraq war. With 50+ years in the media gossip business, he will defend "media rights" over "White House secrecy" every time.

IMHO, those are positions that reasonable people can disagree on. However, he does not pair well with Mort (socially liberal, otherwise somewhat conservative Dem) and Mara (liberal spinmeister who does a clever job conveying the DNC talking points). He should be paired with one of the neocons like Krauthammer, Sammon, or Kristol.

If you had a choice, would you take Novak over some of the lefties like Juan Williams or CeCe Connelly?


35 posted on 02/14/2006 7:39:59 AM PST by neocon1984 (end the idiocy of post-modernism)
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To: Registered
...when he talks I expect food to come spittering out.

It's just ill-fitting false teeth.

36 posted on 02/14/2006 7:41:26 AM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: neocon1984

I would take Novak anyday.


37 posted on 02/14/2006 7:47:16 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: jubail

I don't always agree with Novak but he is a true conservative like Limbaugh. He is not going to give Bush a pass on all the big government spending, and pandering that happens at times. I think he is a little bit to socially liberal for my liking, but his core belief is limited government and lowering taxes.


38 posted on 02/14/2006 8:10:01 AM PST by shoedog
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To: shoedog

I am working my way through this article about the neocons. Have some reservations about it so far, but thought you might be interested in it, because of your comment.


39 posted on 02/14/2006 8:35:00 AM PST by jacquej
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To: shoedog

I am working my way through this article about the neocons. Have some reservations about it so far, but thought you might be interested in it, because of your comment.

http://www.theoccidentalquarterly.com/vol4no2/km-understandIII.html


40 posted on 02/14/2006 8:35:12 AM PST by jacquej
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To: jubail

The Carl Rowan of Republican flacks.


41 posted on 02/14/2006 8:36:43 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Novak is "old school" Republican...

Novak's earned a place at the table. Not every day, but a place...

42 posted on 02/14/2006 8:37:12 AM PST by GOPJ (If Dems had courage, they could have "the courage of their convictions", if they had convictions.)
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His age was on display. He is very old and not up to speed. He should not be on Brit. He wants Washington to conform to his obsolete views.

Send e mail to special @foxnews.com


43 posted on 02/14/2006 8:38:12 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: jubail

I emailed Brit immediately after last nights show. Novak is clearly not up to the standard of Special Report.


44 posted on 02/14/2006 8:39:27 AM PST by prairiebreeze
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To: jubail
Know the type well. A very competitive Bohunk who escaped the petit bourgeois and is determined to progress in the ladder of life until he is treated like a God.

He does not belong on a panel of people who basically like each other in spite of their political differences. No one is going to like Novak and Novak is not going to like anyone else.

45 posted on 02/14/2006 8:39:28 AM PST by shrinkermd
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To: neocon1984

I agree with your assessment of Mort....I do love him though! I just wish Mort & Fred (The Beltway Boys) were on an hour each day rather than just 30 minutes on Saturday...hey, maybe they could cut Shep to one hour vs the two he's already got!!!


46 posted on 02/14/2006 8:45:38 AM PST by BamaDi
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To: jubail

What I dislike about Novak is that he is the Republican mirror image of the angry Democrat. The best thing that Republicans have going for them is that they tend to be more positive and and less angry. People are tired of the yelling and screaming, they don't hear the message , if all the politicians and talking heads do is criticize. If Novak and other conservatives want to criticize, they need to present it in a constructive manner, not angry and bitter.


47 posted on 02/14/2006 8:53:54 AM PST by Eva
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To: Miss Marple
I don't know what he said, because once he started the "poor response by the federal government to Katrina" without mentioning the state and local officials, I went to fill my car up with gas.

I did the same thing when some phony story would come out about the "greenhouse effect".

48 posted on 02/14/2006 6:01:07 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: Registered
The only thing that bothers me about Novak is that when he talks I expect food to come spittering out.

I'm just glad I'm not the only one that notices these things.

49 posted on 02/14/2006 6:08:36 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Does that program with Mark Shields and Al Hunt still air, where Novak plays the conservative and the rest of the group constantly jumps all over him?

Nope. CNN dumped that program due to poor ratings.

50 posted on 02/14/2006 6:10:49 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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