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  • Washington DC is a city of transactions (2009)

    01/21/2016 7:12:02 AM PST · by dennisw · 2 replies
    frum ^ | 2009 | David Frum
    Robert Novak wrote Prince of Darkness (according to his publicity materials) to vindicate himself and to settle scores. Among those scores are one with former diplomat Joe Wilson, and another with me. Even from Novak’s own point of view, however, it would have been better if he had left those scores unsettled and this book unpublished. I am not sure I have ever read a memoir that so artlessly presents so damning a self-portrait. The title is unintentionally unironic: The man revealed in these pages is indeed a dark soul. I’ll leave my own part in this story to the...
  • Proof that the Plame case was a hoax

    01/11/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    CIA official's John Rizzo's revelations in new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, establish beyond peradventure of doubt that the Plame case was a hoax, stirred up by her husband and Patrick Fitzgerald. See these excerpts from the book:
  • Plame drama thickens, or does it?

    11/20/2005 6:26:29 PM PST · by DallasMike · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Stingray: A Blog for Salty Christians ^ | November 20, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    Newsweek is reporting that the Valerie Plame affair thickened last week after Bob Woodward admitted that he "had been told about Plame and her role before Novak had, but that in order to protect his source and avoid a subpoena from the grand jury, he had told no one, not even his editor, Leonard Downie." Woodward did not reveal his source, but insists that when the leaker's identity is made known, it will be seen as "much ado about very little." That's pretty much the same thing that Robert Novak says.The article suggests that former deputy secretary of state Richard...
  • Woodward Claim on CIA Leak Disputes Charge

    11/16/2005 4:25:17 PM PST · by notes2005 · 162 replies · 3,801+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 16 | By TONI LOCY and PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bob Woodward's version of when and where he learned the identity of a CIA operative contradicts a special prosecutor's contention that Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide was the first to make the disclosure to reporters. Attorneys for the aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, described Wednesday's statement by the Washington Post's assistant managing editor as helpful for their defense, although Libby is charged with lying to a grand jury and the FBI, not with disclosing the CIA official's name. "Hopefully, as information is obtained from reporters like Bob Woodward, the real facts will come out," lawyer Ted...
  • Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored

    06/13/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-13-2011 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored Wes Vernon June 13, 2011 If you have been depending on the mainstream media for your news the past few days, you are probably learning here for the first time that CIA Director Leon Panetta has been called out for his links to an important open member of the Communist Party. Some background When this writer first arrived in Washington, D.C., as a reporter in 1968, one of my assignments was to cover the congressional delegation from Washington State. Occasionally, both Democrat and Republican members of...
  • Scapegoats anyone?--Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme

    03/13/2003 4:49:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 678+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-13-03 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme http://www.jewishworldreview.com | A few months ago, a great deal of tut-tutting and dignified outrage emanated from much of the civilized world over the broadcast of a series on Egyptian television which sought to dramatize the "truth" of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. But, as the debate over President Bush's rightful determination to pursue war against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein heats up, it looks like the dimwitted propagandists who write scripts for Egyptian potboilers have been sharing sources with prominent Washington pundits, leftist anti-war...
  • Of Scowls & Scribes

    08/25/2009 1:02:48 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 253+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 25, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Of Scowls & Scribes by: Malcolm A. Kline, August 25, 2009 The acknowledgements of the passing of reporter Robert D. Novak last week were appropriately respectful, for the most part, albeit with an occasional backhand. For example, in his column in The Washington Post, Howard Kurtz, in the main, tried to give him his due. Nevertheless, Kurtz offers a personal observation that, though rather superficial, I feel compelled to respond to. “I bumped into Novak occasionally at CNN where I host a weekly media program,” Kurtz remembered in the August 19, 2009 edition of The Post. “And although I’d like...
  • Family, Journalists Pay Tribute To Columnist Novak

    08/21/2009 9:15:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 570+ views
    August 21, 2009
    Family, Journalists Pay Tribute To Columnist Novak By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – Political columnist Robert Novak was remembered Friday as a man committed to faith, family and craft. Friends, family, fellow journalists and political strategists squeezed into St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington to pay tribute to the proud owner of the "Prince of Darkness" moniker. Attendees at his funeral Mass included Karl Rove, a top strategist for former President George W. Bush and a key figure in the 2003 Valerie Plame-CIA leak case that became part of Novak's legacy. Monsignor Salvatore Criscuolo told Novak's wife, children...
  • RIP Robert Novak

    08/18/2009 5:04:17 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 1 replies · 264+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 18, 2009 | David Swindle
    Today the Conservative Movement lost one of its toughest streetfighters. Veteran columnist, reporter, and pundit Robert Novak died at the age of 78. Greg Gutfield gives him a blog-style obituary over at Big Hollywood: Men like Novak normally don’t have a cult following, but he did. Because he was cool. While others would carry around dog-eared copies of old Hunter S. Thompson paperbacks, and believe nonconformity means acting like a nonconformist, fans of Novak knew that true rebellion meant rebelling against vacant rebellion. Novak, after all, wore a three-piece suit every moment of his life making him more of a...
  • Baltimore Sun Critic Bashes Robert Novak, A 'Very Dark Force in TV News'

    08/18/2009 2:49:57 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies · 1,150+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 08/18/2009 | Matthew Balan
    David Zurawik, the Baltimore Sun’s TV critic, didn’t even wait a full 24 hours after Robert Novak’s death to launch a stinging criticism of the former Crossfire host on the newspaper’s website on Tuesday. Zurawik lamented the apparently contaminated state of political discourse on cable TV and placed much of the blame on Novak in the blog entry titled, “Robert Novak on cable TV: A Polarizing Presence.” The critic began by announcing his intention to focus on the conservative’s television legacy, instead of his “place...on the political and journalistic map.” He then when right into his attack on Novak, which...
  • Thanks from Afar, Mr. Novak

    08/18/2009 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 184+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | August 18, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It was during this time that I was given a book called ‘The Reagan Revolution’, which not only helped shape my opinion of The Gipper as one of the greatest presidents ever, but the work also introduced me to someone who would become one of my idols in the world of punditry: Robert Novak.
  • Goodnight Prince

    08/18/2009 12:40:27 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 567+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 18, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Goodnight Prince by: Malcolm A. Kline, August 18, 2009 It contains more useful information than any journalism textbook we have seen but don’t expect legendary reporter Robert Novak’s memoirs to become required reading in communications classes anytime soon. “I was too much of a right winger for most of America’s institutions,” Novak wrote in said memoir, The Prince of Darkness. “Always love your country—but never trust your government!” Novak used to tell college students. “That should not be misunderstood,” he explained. “I am not advocating civil disobedience, much less insurrection or rebellion.” “What I am [italics in original] advocating is...
  • CNN Video Remembers the "Prince of Darkness" - Robert Novak

    08/18/2009 10:03:02 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is CNN Video today remembering the life of legendary conservative journalist Robert Novak, known as the "Prince of Darkness," and who also spent 25 years on CNN. The report is very well done. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Legendary Conservative Journalist Robert Novak Dies at Age 78 - Video Link

    08/18/2009 9:44:08 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse | August 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The family of legendary conservative journalist Robert Novak has announced that he passed away earlier today at his home after a long battle with brain cancer. Novak was 78. I have long admired Robert Novak. He was conservative, but he was not afraid to report the truth about Democrats and Republicans alike. I did not always agree with him, but I greatly respect him. Novak wrote the story of his life as a reporter in Washington in the outstanding book, Prince of Darkness. I wrote a review of that book after reading it and posted it here back in November...
  • Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak dead at 78

    08/18/2009 9:06:24 AM PDT · by freespirited · 163 replies · 8,879+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 08/18/09 | Lynn Sweet
    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the nation’s most influential journalists, who relished his “Prince of Darkness” public persona, died at home here early Tuesday morning after a battle with brain cancer. “He was someone who loved being a journalist, love journalism and loved his country and loved his family, Novak’s wife, Geraldine, told the Sun-Times on Tuesday. Novak’s remarkable and long-running career made him a powerful presence in newspaper columns, newsletters, books and on television. On May 15, 1963, Novak teamed up with the late Rowland Evans Jr. to create the “Inside Report” political column, which became the...
  • Robert Novak (1931-2009) (RIP)

    08/18/2009 8:56:51 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,533+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/18/2009 | Kenneth Y. Tomlinson
    ...Bob was Illinois and early in life was most at home in sports bars and, throughout his years in Washington, at unfashionable University of Maryland basketball games.... By day, however, Novak worked political sources like no other reporter. That is why so many people would be astonished when his political sources would become known. It was stunning when Novak revealed that the Democratic senator who dismissed the McGovern for President campaign as being about little more than “amnesty, abortion and acid” was none other than Thomas Eagleton, who McGovern would later (albeit briefly) choose as his vice presidential nominee. Who...
  • Covering Washington Politics for 50 Years - "Prince of Darkness" - Video

    11/21/2008 6:25:16 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 21, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of longtime Washington journalist Robert Novak talking with Charlie Rose in August 2007 about his book, "Prince of Darkness," which chronicles his 50 years of covering politics in Washington, D.C. Novak's nickname is "Prince of Darkness," and his book by the same name is a masterpiece. I am reading it right now, and it is truly a difficult-to-put-down page-turner. Novak arrived in Washington in 1957 as a writer for Associated Press. He moved to the Wall Street Journal a few years later, and then joined with Rowland Evans in writing a syndicated column six-days a week in...
  • Rove tried to kill Lieberman VP pick

    08/27/2008 7:40:30 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 49 replies · 352+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/27/08 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican strategist Karl Rove called Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) late last week and urged him to contact Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to withdraw his name from vice-presidential consideration, according to three sources familiar with the conversation. Lieberman dismissed the request, these sources agreed. Lieberman “laughed at the suggestion and certainly did not call [McCain] on it,” said one source familiar with the details. “Rove called Lieberman,” recounted a second source. “Lieberman told him he would NOT make that call.” Rove did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Rove, President Bush’s former top campaign adviser and arguably the most...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Novak's illness is nothing to celebrate

    08/07/2008 3:16:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 382+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/7/8 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    Back in 1998, he made a comment on CNN — what it was is not material here — that I considered beyond the pale. I decided I could henceforth do without his opinions and insights. He impressed me as a distinctly disagreeable man. And that was well before he outed covert CIA agent Valerie Plame. When the news broke a few days ago that Novak had a brain tumor and would retire, I was not made prostrate by grief. What I felt was that whisper of common mortality, that sense of there-but-for-the-grace-of-God one usually feels when tragedy strikes someone who...
  • Robert Novak - From Joliet to powerful D.C. 'prince'

    08/05/2008 7:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 176+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 5, 2008 | Neil Steinberg
    Just as resilient Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig eventually played his last game, just as every perennial Broadway hit one day rings down the final curtain, so Robert Novak has written his last newspaper column. The dramatic and unexpected end to Novak's newspaper career was announced Monday after a "dire diagnosis" of brain cancer. Novak's hugely influential run -- after the passing of William F. Buckley, he became the longest-running syndicated political columnist in America -- began May 15, 1963, in a column written with Rowland Evans Jr. Evans' boss at the New York Herald-Tribune had been pressing Evans to write...