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Novak Clobbers Colmes on McClellan Claims
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/21/2007 8:11:58 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

If Alan Colmes turns up at your Thanksgiving get-together sporting a couple shiners and a re-arranged smile, don't press the poor guy if he claims to have walked into a door. The FNC host just got clobbered by a certified DC heavyweight -- Bob Novak.

Novak was a guest on this evening's Hannity & Colmes. Colmes first questioned the venerable reporter about the item he published this week regarding the Clinton campaign's claim to have a scandalous story about Barack Obama. For the record, Novak stated this evening that since first reporting the story, "I've had substantiation from another source, another very, very good source, who with his own ears heard Clinton people putting out" allegations about Obama.

That's when Colmes decided to press his luck. Mistake.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alancolmes; cialeak; goodcolmesspanking; richardarmitage; robertnovak; scottmcclellan; spankthemoveontool

1 posted on 11/21/2007 8:11:59 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Must-see video of Novak schooling Colmes about McClellan. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/21/2007 8:13:11 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Finally! Conservative comedy: http://youtube.com/newsbusted)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

i hope someone mentioned richard armitage.


3 posted on 11/21/2007 8:20:11 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Novak is teaching a lesson on how to be interviewed by a media personality.

1. Don't be intimidated.

2. Because they're ignorant.

4 posted on 11/21/2007 8:20:17 PM PST by okie01
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To: ken21

Twice. Go to link.


5 posted on 11/21/2007 8:23:47 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Finally! Conservative comedy: http://youtube.com/newsbusted)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Problem is Colmes doesn’t know when he’s being clobbered because he’s too busy reading the DNC emailed talking points. Oh, and he’s ugly, too.


6 posted on 11/21/2007 8:24:22 PM PST by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m certainly no GWB fan, but Mclellean is a back stabbing POS. I can’t believe W kept this sweaty scum so long on the payroll...


7 posted on 11/21/2007 8:26:37 PM PST by reuben kincaid
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To: manic4organic

“Colmes doesn’t know when he’s being clobbered.”

He actually did realize what a drubbing he had taken. At the end of the video clip you can hear Colmes begging for “generosity” from Novak.


8 posted on 11/21/2007 8:26:49 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Finally! Conservative comedy: http://youtube.com/newsbusted)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Colmes has completely come unhinged and whoever books Novak and Morris deserves a raise.


9 posted on 11/21/2007 8:26:51 PM PST by StarFan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Alan, LAY off the kool-aid. You're incoherent again!

10 posted on 11/21/2007 8:26:52 PM PST by listenhillary (You get more of what you focus on)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Unable to view video. Would you provide a play-by-play?


11 posted on 11/21/2007 8:28:29 PM PST by This Just In
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Saw that it was great put down on Colmes. I can’t stand the Colmes because he interrupts his opponents to the point where you can’t hear what they say. Novak acted like his father slapping him down intellectually of course.


12 posted on 11/21/2007 8:29:07 PM PST by mojo114
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To: listenhillary
I don’t watch TV: What were his points against Colmes/McClellan?
13 posted on 11/21/2007 8:29:10 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: This Just In

Go to link and you’ll get the transcript.


14 posted on 11/21/2007 8:29:49 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Finally! Conservative comedy: http://youtube.com/newsbusted)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

kewl!

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mcclellan’s mother is former texas comptroller,

carole keeton strayhorn,

daughter of an austin mayor.


15 posted on 11/21/2007 8:35:32 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Here’s a question I’d like to see asked

Why is this book in the news .. it’s not due to be released till APRIL 2008

Which means the public won’t see it till then and have to rely on liberals like Colmes’ reporting??


16 posted on 11/21/2007 8:39:18 PM PST by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: mojo114
I can’t stand the Colmes because he interrupts his opponents to the point where you can’t hear what they say.

Sounds a lot like Hannity. I guess that's why they're "partners".

17 posted on 11/21/2007 8:46:53 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: manic4organic

“Problem is Colmes doesn’t know when he’s being clobbered because he’s too busy reading the DNC emailed talking points. Oh, and he’s ugly, too.”

Others probably remember the movie “Tom Jones.” One of the characters in that movie was a Mr. Bliffle - Holmes is a dead ringer in both appearance and personality.


18 posted on 11/21/2007 8:53:37 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Some of the session is available at www.foxnews.com. Look at the right of the page for a link with Novak’s image.


19 posted on 11/21/2007 8:55:28 PM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Good one!

The liberal Democrats continue to crack me up with their total inability to think linearly. Alan is just the latest pathetic example. It’s amazing, isn’t it? To people like us, people who think normally, it is obvious that once Novak reported about Valerie Plame, based on information he received from Richard Armitage, it became impossible for anyone else to “leak” the same information since information which is already in the public domain no longer qualifies as information which can be “leaked”.

There was one “leaker”, Richard Armitage, and that’s it. Case closed. This McClellan nonsense is merely buffoonish garbage thrown out there by his book publisher as a “teaser” to try to sell books. Gee, that’s real hard to figure out. Yawn.

I think this was essentially the point Novak made to Colmes (though with considerably less words than the verbose Lancey Howard!)


20 posted on 11/21/2007 9:02:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Mo1

Good question.


21 posted on 11/21/2007 9:05:00 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ken21
i hope someone mentioned richard armitage.

NOVAK: And it came from Richard Armitage, the Deputy Secretary of State. Don't you read the papers?

22 posted on 11/21/2007 9:08:48 PM PST by tophat9000 (You need to have standards to fail and be a hypocrite, Dem's therefor are never hypocrites)
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To: tophat9000

yeah, i wuz feedin’ da dog

and i read it later.


23 posted on 11/21/2007 9:22:18 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: ken21

mcclellan’s mother is former texas comptroller,

carole keeton strayhorn,

Luckily we sent that crazy strayhorn packing last election.


24 posted on 11/21/2007 9:22:39 PM PST by dusttoyou (FredHead from the git go)
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To: dusttoyou

yep.


25 posted on 11/21/2007 9:31:13 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wasn’t Scott McClellan Bush’s press secretary? He was pathetic! Especially having served right after Ari Fleischer and just before Tony Snow! David Gregory and the rest of those hyenas kicked him around like a soccer ball.


26 posted on 11/21/2007 10:03:44 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Lancey Howard
"There was one “leaker”, Richard Armitage, and that’s it. Case closed."

Colmes: "But that's not the leaker I wanted!"
27 posted on 11/21/2007 10:16:10 PM PST by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks, I enjoyed that very much!

And bumping!


28 posted on 11/21/2007 10:55:33 PM PST by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yet another reason why Alan Colmes is simply unwatchable. I refuse to waste another second of my life listening to that puling, drooling weasel who does nothing but read DNC talking points and his latest email bulletin from “Media Matters” — Colmes is a mindless liberal tool.


29 posted on 11/22/2007 3:36:32 AM PST by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT")
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To: ken21

Novak did several times.


30 posted on 11/22/2007 3:47:53 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Cript keeper trying to act like a big boy: sorry pal you lost again.


31 posted on 11/22/2007 5:05:05 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: reuben kincaid

I hope someone will correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s my understanding from my quick reads on FR and fragments of info from Fox News that McLellan was either MISquoted or quoted so badly out of context that the widely reported claims are pure horsehockey. That said, I never thought he was very effective as a press secretary.


32 posted on 11/22/2007 8:54:11 AM PST by MizSterious (Deport all the illegals to sanctuary cities.)
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To: mojo114
"I can’t stand the Colmes because he interrupts his opponents to the point where you can’t hear what they say."

'Rat tactic--the more you interrupt, the more you make your opponent look either incoherent or failing that, the more you can obfuscate his message. The idea is not to interview, but to discredit. Novak skillfully handled every bit of it, and I wish he would give "interview" lessons to other conservatives, because most of them haven't a clue how to deal with these tactics.

33 posted on 11/22/2007 8:59:28 AM PST by MizSterious (Deport all the illegals to sanctuary cities.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Colmes has been getting his lying ass kicked regularly as of late. I think people who go on that show are wising up to his bullying tactics and calling him on it.


34 posted on 11/22/2007 10:59:29 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: manic4organic
Have concluded that the 'well-intentioned' Alan has been innoculated against the truth. How else could he sit there; night after night; hear intelligent discourse and rationale dismantle every effort taken from the Leftist playbook and STILL not 'get it'.

Alan's resistance is amazing to behold. Then realized, that only total ignorance or a 'anti-truth vaccine' could be the explanation.

To Alan's favor; have gone with the 'medical option'.

35 posted on 05/28/2008 6:56:52 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: MizSterious

Our Repubs need tactical solutions for winning a ‘political WAR’. And only those who pass; should be made available for public comment; public discourse and debate.


36 posted on 05/28/2008 7:01:30 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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