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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from Novak’s own point of view, however, it would have been better if he had left those scores unsettled and this book unpublished.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 | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Sun-Times political columnist Robert Novak retires

    08/04/2008 11:17:22 AM PDT · by Danae · 9 replies · 259+ views
    Chicago Sut times ^ | 08/04/2008 | Staff Reporters
    Robert Novak has announced his immediate retirement following the diagnosis of a brain tumor, a prognosis the Sun-Times' political columnist describes as "dire." "The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy," Novak said. Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak says he has brain tumor The Evans-Novak column was first distributed by Publishers Newspaper Syndicate on May 15, 1963, with the New York Herald-Tribune, the flagship newspaper. When the Herald-Tribune folded in 1966, the Chicago Sun-Times became their home newspaper.
  • Bob Novak Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

    07/28/2008 11:03:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies · 138+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/28/2008 | Unattributed
    Syndicated Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is being treated in a Boston hospital. Novak issued a statement Monday saying the tumor was found Sunday after he'd been rushed to Brigham and Women's Hospital from Cape Cod, where he was visiting his daughter. Novak said he was suspending his journalistic work for an indefinite, "but God willing, not too lengthy period." His statement did not say if the tumor was malignant. Last week, Novak was given a $50 citation after he struck a homeless man with his black Corvette in Washington. Novak kept...
  • Robert Novak: Wall Street in D.C.

    04/09/2008 11:21:44 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 17 replies · 235+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 10th, 2008 | Robert Novak
    While conservatives inside the administration are unhappy about intervention in markets, President Bush seems content with how the Federal Reserve and Treasury cooked up the deal with erstwhile colleagues in Wall Street. There is little conservative or Republican about the administration's approach to the fiscal crisis, as reflected in Room G-50. Uncritical Democratic senators were not even inquisitive. The closest a senator came to asking who set the price for JPMorgan was this apologetic question from Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd: "There's just reports -- I want to share them with you -- that JPMorgan Chase would make an offer of...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • Obama's Former Friend

    03/02/2008 4:40:20 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 12 replies · 146+ views ^ | March 3, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Sen. Barack Obama nears the Democratic presidential nomination, a corruption trial of his former fund-raiser Antoin (Tony) Rezko on charges of influence peddling begins in Chicago today (Monday). Sen. Hillary Clinton's operatives have tried frantically, but not effectively, to interest U.S. news media outside Chicago in Obama's possible connection with his home state's latest major scandal. Obama bought a mock Georgian mansion on Chicago's south side on June 15, 2005, the same day Rezko's wife bought a plot next door from the same seller. Obama then purchased from Rezko another parcel at above-market value. Federal prosecutors...
  • Who Will Tell Hillary?

    02/25/2008 2:24:09 AM PST · by kingattax · 49 replies · 327+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    Even before Sen. Barack Obama won his ninth straight contest against Sen. Hillary Clinton, in Wisconsin last Tuesday, wise old heads in the Democratic Party were asking this question: Who will tell her that it's over, that she cannot win the presidential nomination and that the sooner she leaves the race, the more it will improve the party's chances of defeating Sen. John McCain in November? In an ideal though unattainable world, Clinton would have dropped out when it became clear even before Wisconsin that she could not be nominated. The nightmare scenario was that she would win in Wisconsin,...
  • Novak: McCain Won't Pick Huckabee (Will Huckabee pick McCain?)

    02/19/2008 1:12:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies · 174+ views ^ | February 17, 2008 | Phil Brennan
    Forget Mike Huckabee as a running mate for John McCain, his closest supporters say -- there's no chance he'll be on the GOP presidential ticket. So writes veteran political columnist Robert Novak, who reports that political insiders close to McCain's presidential campaign "have put out the word that there is absolutely no chance that his last remaining major opponent for the GOP presidential nomination, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, will become McCain's running mate." -SNIP- In a Feb. 14 e-mail to supporters, Huckabee stressed that possibility, writing: "A few weeks ago, I stood at Chuck Norris' ranch before a crowd...
  • McCain fell from 55% to 49% nationwide overnight (vanity)

    02/11/2008 12:59:35 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 163 replies · 265+ views
    February 11, 2008 | Kurt Evans
    From Rasmussen Reports on February 9: "… polling since Mitt Romney suspended his campaign shows John McCain leading Mike Huckabee 55% to 24% in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. McCain also leads Huckabee 724 to 196 in delegates and there is no viable path to the nomination for Huckabee. As a result, Rasmussen Reports will no longer conduct daily tracking polls of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination." From Rasmussen Reports on February 10: "In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, Mike Huckabee had a good day on Saturday. He won the caucuses in Kansas handily,...
  • Follow Huckabee's Money

    12/24/2007 1:30:09 PM PST · by restornu · 51 replies · 117+ views
    CATO ^ | DEC 2007 | Brink Lindsey
    I read in Robert Novak’s column this morning that Mike Huckabee held a fundraiser earlier this week at the Houston home of Dr. Steven Hotze. As Novak notes, Hotze is “a leader in the highly conservative Christian Reconstruction movement.” Christian Reconstructionists, for those unfamiliar with the term, are Religious Right radicals who believe that America, and the rest of the world besides, should be governed in accordance with strict Biblical law. And yes, that includes stoning adulterers. Here’s a snippet from “A Manifesto for the Christian Church,” a 1986 document from an outfit called the Coalition on Revival that was...
  • Mike Huckabee: Arkansas secular liberal?

    12/22/2007 12:28:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Bitsblog ^ | December 21, 2007
    Mike Huckabee campaigns as religious Baptist. Yet how religious is Huck? Robert Novak, in the Washington Post, questions the depth of Huckabee’s Baptist support: More than personality explains why not all his Baptist brethren have signed on the dotted line for Huckabee. He did not join the “conservative resurgence” that successfully rebelled against liberals in the Southern Baptist Convention a generation ago. Ann Coulter goes farther, and questions both Huckabee’s intelligence and sincerity of his supposed religous convictions. Hat Tip: Allah Pundit: Hot Air, Huckabee is a liberal Arkansas politician, who would be a democrat, if the party was not...

    12/20/2007 5:37:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 95+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 20, 2007 | Robert Novak
    WHEN Mike Huckabee went to Houston Tuesday to raise funds for his fast-rising, money-starved candidacy, a luncheon for the ordained Baptist minister was arranged by evangelical Christians. On hand was Judge Paul Pressler, a hero to Southern Baptist Convention reformers. But he was a non-paying guest who supports Fred Thompson for president. Huckabee greeted Pressler warmly. That contrasted with Huckabee's anger two months ago when they saw each other in California. The Arkansas ex-governor took issue then with comments by Pressler that Huckabee had been a slacker in the war against secularists in the Baptist church. Warmth in Texas and...
  • Huckabee: My Critics Get Rich At Expense of People Struggling to Put Kids Through School

    11/26/2007 5:09:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 163+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was that Mike Huckabee on "Morning Joe" today -- or John Edwards? The former Arkansas governor found an odd way to refute charges he's not a true conservative, indulging in some class-warfare rhetoric that would have been the envy of the former North Carolina senator. Mika Brzezinski hit Huckabee with an excerpt from Bob Novak's column of today. Here are the opening paragraphs from Novak's False Conservative: Who would respond to criticism from the Club for Growth by calling the conservative, free-market campaign organization the "Club for Greed"? That sounds like Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich or John Edwards, all Democrats...
  • Novak Clobbers Colmes on McClellan Claims

    11/21/2007 8:11:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 345+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    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,...
  • Hillary's Secret Police Returns

    11/19/2007 6:07:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 220+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 19, 2007 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Are the Clinton secret police back on patrol? It looks like they may be making a late campaign comeback. In a week-end column, Robert Novak alleged that “agents” of Hillary Clinton are “spreading the word that she has scandalous information” about Barack Obama, but decided not to use it. (How considerate of her!) Obama has come out swinging, accusing the Clinton campaign of trying to swift-boat him and demanding that Clinton either release the information or admit that there is none. The Clinton camp is shocked that anyone would ever think that it would use such tactics! Clinton campaign Communications...
  • Shuster: Many Say Novak Doesn't Have 'Any Credibility As a Journalist'

    11/19/2007 6:20:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies · 58+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    David Shuster has hurled a hand grenade in the direction of one of Washington's most venerable political reporters. The MSNBC "correspondent" has alleged that many people don't believe Robert Novak has "any credibility as a journalist." Shuster sat in as a "Morning Joe" panelist today. His comment came in the context of a discussion regarding the Novak column from over the weekend that contained this item:
  • The Prince of Journalism

    10/29/2007 8:21:59 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 108+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 28, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    The Prince of Journalism by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 29, 2007 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 writes in The Prince of Darkness. The title refers to a nickname that a colleague gave Novak early in his career as a comment on his trademark pessimism that has stuck for decades. When he does get on campus, Novak tells college students something they seldom...
  • Guess who’s a Ron Paul fan (Robert Novak! Also says "Thompson will get the nod")

    09/08/2007 6:56:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,727+ views
    Scholars & Rogues ^ | August 1, 2007 | Mike Sheehan
    It’s Wednesday and I’m posting, so those are two big fat hints right there. Of course: it’s the Prince of Darkness himself, Bob Novak. How could that be, when Novak has been pimping Fred Thompson for weeks? Well, acquaint yourself with Novak’s weird sense of humor. Loathe as I am to link to the Washington Times, it’s in their “Fishwrap” (snicker) blog that he is quoted as follows: When asked to rate the current field of Republican presidential candidates, Novak didn’t have any kind words for the current top-tier field of Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and John McCain....
  • Prince Of Darkness (Thomas Sowell)

    07/30/2007 9:11:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies · 1,603+ views ^ | July 31, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Many, if not most, college commencement addresses are essentially special interest advertising. Politicians, political activists, judges and bureaucrats tell the graduating students how it is nobler to go into "public service" -- that is, to become a politician, political activist, judge or bureaucrat, instead of going into the private sector and producing goods and services that people want enough to spend their own money for them. Would anyone invite someone from McDonald's to be a commencement speaker and tell the students how it is nobler to eat hamburgers or to sell hamburgers? Parents who want to...
  • Robert Novak on 50 years as the Prince of Darkness.

    07/17/2007 8:00:05 AM PDT · by Valin · 19 replies · 773+ views
    Hugh Hewitt shoe ^ | 7/16/07 | Robert Novak / Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Special half hour ahead. I’m joined by the Prince of Darkness himself, Robert D. Novak, author of a wonderful new memoir titled The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Of Reporting In Washington. Robert Novak, welcome to the Hugh Hewitt Show. RN: Thank you very much, Hugh. HH: It’s a grand book, and I want to start with the most surprising line in it. “Poor Geraldine, she hated politics.” How could Robert Novak be married to a woman who hates politics? RN: (laughing) Well, you’re not the first person who asked about that. And I said we never talked politics,...
  • Novak Recounts 50 Years of Political Mischief

    07/13/2007 4:46:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 434+ views ^ | July 13, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    eteran Washington reporter Robert Novak doesn’t regret publishing the name of an alleged covert CIA agent that led to the imprisonment of Lewis “Scooter” Libby. “Judging it on the merits, I would still write the story,” Novak writes matter-of-factly in his newly-released memoir, The Prince of Darkness. “There never was a question about its news value or its accuracy. Novak has spent his 50 year career as a hard-charging political reporter making trouble and honing a journalistic philosophy based on, as he writes, telling “the world things people do not want me to reveal.” The first and last chapters of...
  • Are You Kidding Me?

    07/13/2007 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Contentions · 16 replies · 839+ views
    contentions ^ | 7.13.2007 | Daniel Casse
    Reading Pat Buchanan’s superb appreciation of Robert Novak and his new memoir, Prince of Darkness, one is reminded of what a great writer and historian of Republican politics Buchanan can be. What a pity that, fifteen years ago, he headed off to the fever swamps of the conservative movement as he pursued a series of failed presidential runs. Although today he remains a staple of talking-head TV, his presidential campaigns, loaded with xenophobic, anti-Semitic, and protectionist messages, make him impossible to take seriously. But I’m also reminded of something I witnessed, involving Novak, in 1996. I was in Des Moines,...
  • CIA leak: Now it can be told; Novak reveals in new book how the secret unfolded

    07/08/2007 10:36:02 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 109 replies · 4,061+ views
    Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | July 8th, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    When I went to my office Monday, July 7, 2003, Joe Wilson was not in the forefront of my mind. Frances Fragos Townsend was. She had just been named deputy national security adviser at the White House though her background was in liberal Democratic politics, including Attorney General Janet Reno's inner circle during the Clinton administration. Her appointment was a political mystery of the kind I had been exploring for forty years in my column. I wrote the Townsend column Tuesday morning because I had a busy schedule the rest of the day, including a 3 p.m. appointment with Richard...
  • LONG KNIVES OUT AFTER BORDER BILL ("It wasn't the people's will. And they were heard.")

    07/02/2007 3:24:25 AM PDT · by Liz · 161 replies · 3,797+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 2, 2007 | ROBERT D. NOVAK
    I asked one of the few conservative Republican senators who stuck with President Bush on immigration to assess how Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell handled the issue. Asking not to be quoted by name, he replied: "If this were a war, Sen. McConnell should be relieved of command for dereliction of duty." Not only did the minority leader end up voting against an immigration bill that he said was better than the 2006 version that he supported, but he also abandoned his post, keeping off the floor during final stages of Senate debate.
  • McCain Without Money (also, news of Fred Thompson campaign)

    06/08/2007 12:43:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 2,092+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 8, 2007 | Robert Novak
    George W. Bush's 2004 campaign fund-raisers and contributors are being bombarded with appeals for money by Sen. John McCain's heavy-spending, money-short 2008 campaign. McCain is concentrating heavily on the rich target of lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C. They have been invited to multiple McCain fund-raising events held in the nation's capital, currently a $1,000-a-ticket reception June 26 at the Capitol Hill Club with a potential "event co-chair" asked to raise $50,000. A large percentage of the Bush fund-raising team remains uncommitted, a signal that the Republican establishment is not satisfied with the present field seeking the party's nomination. McCain's...
  • Scooter Libby Sentenced

    06/06/2007 5:02:48 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 30 replies · 751+ views
    Three months after his felony conviction on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, 56, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison and fined $250,000. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald asked U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton to impose a sentence of 30 to 37 months, on the grounds that Libby had lied about his role in leaking the identity of former CIA staffer Valerie Plame and impeded a serious investigation, and has not expressed remorse. Libby's lawyers argued for leniency, considering that no one was ever charged...
  • Republican Rage Over Immigration

    05/24/2007 6:49:59 AM PDT · by gpapa · 124 replies · 3,079+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 24, 2007 | Robert Novak
    Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia were booed at their respective state party conventions Sunday for supporting a compromise immigration bill. Their specific sin was collaborating with the liberal lion of the Senate, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. But behind the catcalls was Republican rage over undocumented foreigners, a sentiment GOP lawmakers must either appease or risk dire consequences. Why are the party faithful throughout the country so incensed by immigration? When I asked Graham, he quoted from a federal government report on the new arrivals to this country, "largely unskilled laborers" and heavily illiterate:...

    05/03/2007 6:43:32 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 2,131+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 3, 2007 -- | ROBERT D. NOVAK
    OPENING in theaters Friday, a motion picture called "September Dawn" depicts a brutal American mas sacre that has been forgotten. On Sept. 11, 1857, in Utah Territory, Mormons slaughtered more than 120 California-bound settlers from Arkansas. Retelling at this time the 9/11 carnage of 150 years ago does not help Mormon Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. The basic facts about the Mountain Meadows Massacre are not in dispute. Mormons mobilized Paiute Indians, accompanied by Mormons disguised as Indians, to attack a peaceful wagon train. The settlers beat off the attack but were left short of food and ammunition. They disarmed themselves...
  • Rove Left Out (Novak)

    04/14/2007 12:01:11 PM PDT · by curtisgardner · 4 replies · 602+ views
    townhall ^ | 4/14/2007 | Robert Novak
    he White House is letting it be known on Capitol Hill that top presidential adviser Karl Rove will play no part in President Bush's forthcoming big push to pass a compromise immigration bill. Rove, renowned as architect of Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections, was named deputy chief of staff at the beginning of the second term and assigned additional duties dealing with issues beyond politics. However, he has been under intensive attack this year in the Democratic-controlled Congress with demands that he be subpoenaed to testify under oath about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Consequently, he probably would not...
  • Why Scooter Libby Is Not Guilty Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

    02/26/2007 5:08:15 AM PST · by theothercheek · 9 replies · 1,443+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | February 26, 2007 | The Stiletto
    In his prosecution of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald contended that Vice President Dick Cheney’s former Chief of Staff was actively involved in a smear campaign against anti-war diplomat Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame and that he lied about what he said to whom during the early summer of 2003, thus obstructing the investigation to determine who “outed” Plame as a CIA agent by leaking her identity to the media. Libby’s lawyers countered that he was too busy with pressing national security matters to be involved up to his eyeballs in a conspiracy to...
  • Will the GOP Heed the Warnings of Pollster Frank Luntz?

    02/01/2007 9:41:17 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 50 replies · 1,897+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 1/31/07 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Pollster Frank Luntz for the past decade issued warnings to his fellow Republicans that they did not want to hear, but never has been so out of touch with them as he is today. "The Republican message machine is a skeleton of its former self," Luntz told me. "These people have no idea how the American people react to them"... ...He has clashed frequently with Rep. John Boehner, the current Republican leader of the House who stifled ethics legislation last year when he was still majority leader. Boehner, elected chairman of the House Republican Conference when the party...