Skip to comments.Baltimore Sun Critic Bashes Robert Novak, A 'Very Dark Force in TV News'
Posted on 08/18/2009 2:49:57 PM PDT by Pyro7480
David Zurawik, the Baltimore Suns TV critic, didnt even wait a full 24 hours after Robert Novaks death to launch a stinging criticism of the former Crossfire host on the newspapers 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 conservatives television legacy, instead of his place...on the political and journalistic map. He then when right into his attack on Novak, which read like a thinly-veiled critique of the Fox News Channel: Novak titled his 2007 memoir, The Prince of Darkness, and he was indeed a very dark force in cable TV news contributing mightily to the toxic culture of confrontation, belligerence and polarization that so defines cable TV and American political discourse today. There is no way to be nice about his impact on cable TV...
The TV critic ended his blog entry by giving Novak one of the biggest insults, at least from the left side of the political spectrum- he compared the conservative to Nixon in the 50s, possibly hinting that Novak was a bit like Joe McCarthy: But I am talking about Novaks sneering TV persona and the role it played in reaching back to the dark political style of the 1950s Richard Nixon -- and leading us to the polarized, angry space that cable TV...
Even the liberal CNN, who, as Zurawik noted, chose to not renew Novaks contract, paid tribute to the veteran columnist. That might give you a hint as to how much class, or lack thereof, the TV critic has.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
A ‘Very Dark Force in TV News’
Novak would have LOVED that...
What a winner this guy is. But how very left of him to speak ill of the dead when his body is still warm.
Like all leftys, no class at all.
Never heard of David Zurawik.
I suppose that’s why he wrote this article.
Novak was a journalist, something Olbermann, Matthews, Stephenopoulos, and a host of other people can never be.
Consider yourself blessed.
Mr. Noname Reviewer will be bagging groceries within 5 years, at the rate his employer is bleeding readers and cash. The only thing he’ll then be known for, is how often he says “Paper or plastic?”.
i have a lot to say about novak for very different reasons but for 24 hours.....give him RIP
Appropriate he works in the Peoples Republic of Maryland!
How dare he offer different opinions! That is so evil.
I don't think so. It's just that he was on the other side of the the Zulawiks of the world. So much of the time, when people slam someone else, it's not because of their target's personal qualities or actions, but simply because he's on the other side of the fence.
Exactly, Novak had to go 3 against 1 against the liberals on the cable talks shows, sometimes 4 to 1. Those are the only odds the liberals would accept in the pre-Fox News days. His co-panelists had a hard time dealing with someone who disagreed with them, like when he predicted the Republicans would pick up twice as many seats in the 1994 House elections as Hunt, Shields, or Carlson were willing to concede. The GOP ended up exceeding even Novak’s expectations in that historic smackdown of the Clinton presidency.
God willing the 2010 elections will be an even bigger smackdown of Obama.
Novak was conservative, a sin for which there is no forgiveness by leftists like this guy.
In other words, if we don’t bend over and agtee with you sorry liberal ass, we’re the devil. Shades of Herbert Marcuse.
"The fact is that Novak, as he would disclose in his autobiography, actually admired very few politicians. He wrote that he found the first politicians he covered less impressive than the athletic coaches he had covered as a young reporter an impression of the political class that did not change appreciably in a half-century of sustained contact.'"
Robert Novak on cable TV: A Conservative who refused to sit up and beg.
RIP my favorite curmudgeon!!!!! You will be missed
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