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More Bullshit

I don’t know if you caught this, but last week the conservative political columnist Robert Novak stomped off the set of a CNN show. He was debating Democratic political strategist James Carville when Carville suggested that “Novak’s gotta show these right-wingers that he’s got backbone (and the) Wall Street Journal editorial page (that he’s) tough.”

Novak responded by saying, plain as day, “Well, I think that’s bullshit, and I hate that.” And then he took off his microphone and left the stage.

You can watch it here: Media Matters, Pressure Getting to Novak?

Now I’ve heard a lot of people who have feigned being shocked, others think Novak should be censured or fired, others think he’s finally flipped his noodle.

Me? I think that Robert Novak should end every interview for the rest of his career by standing, exclaiming “This is bullshit!”, and leaving the set.

I’d watch ever show he goes on, especially if he does it at different times. Never letting on when he’s finally going to snap.

That’d be great.

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Late Entry:
Robert Novak has been suspended by CNN.

I guess CNN doesn’t know what it takes to get some of us to watch anymore.

Comments

Nancy said:

The suspension is long overdue.

The man is a loose cannon and an all-round, top-knotch asshat.

Perhaps while he's off, he'll have a little chat with the authorities about that CIA operative that he outed on national television?

Oh, and maybe he'll have the time to read a few Canadian newspapers and internet sites before he pops off again about a country that he knows nothing about.

I can't stand the man. Can you tell?

Posted on Aug 08, 2005 07:51 AM

Ray said:

On the other hand, bullshit is such a weak cussword. If it were me I'd have told Carville to go fuck himself.

Novak's bullshit, Janet's tit. That's some land of the brave. ;)

I'm with Jim.

Posted on Aug 08, 2005 02:33 PM

Nancy said:

If anyone says *boo* to you the wrong way, you tell them to go fuck themselves. That's just you.

Management probably just seized upon the "bullshit" slip as the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. Of course it's a weak excuse; but that, combined with his stomping off in a huff, combined with all the other shit that he's stirred in the past couple of years, tells me that the man is unprofessional, a tad unglued and is,at a minimum, deserving of some time away from the cameras.

Posted on Aug 08, 2005 02:50 PM

tangerine said:

saw it on the 8-8-05 version of www.RocketBoom.com

Too Funny

Posted on Aug 08, 2005 10:00 PM

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