Tactics and Substance in U.S. Elections GoogleNews: congressional.election

August 4, 2005

by V

Novak discovers what it takes to get CNN to discipline you

Expose a CIA WMD agent in a column? No.

Change your story when you realize you could be in trouble for exposing a CIA agent? No.

Say a bad word on basic cable and leave the set of a program? Now that's SERIOUS! Hit the showers, Bob!

mediabistro: 'Time Off' For Novak After 'Bullshit'
CNN's not happy about the bullshit Bob Novak just pulled:

"Bob Novak's behavior on CNN today was inexcusable and unacceptable. Mr. Novak has apologized to CNN, and CNN apologizes to its viewers for his language and actions. We've asked Mr. Novak to take some time off," a CNN spokeswoman told us.
His other actions? "Yeah, whatever."
UPDATE: How weird.

CNN, which thought it a big enough deal to toss Novak (however temporarily), has posted the video itself!
So, now they're proud of the footage they just apologized for? Or, it's all just so newsworthy they can't help but promote it?
Posted by V at August 4, 2005 7:17 PM

Novak was getting on my nerves, so good riddance. Hope to hell he never surfaces again.

Posted by: Joanna at August 27, 2005 3:56 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

In Association with Amazon.com