Skip to comments.Goodnight Prince
Posted on 08/18/2009 12:40:27 PM PDT by bs9021
Goodnight Prince by: Malcolm A. Kline, August 18, 2009
It contains more useful information than any journalism textbook we have seen but dont expect legendary reporter Robert Novaks memoirs to become required reading in communications classes anytime soon. I was too much of a right winger for most of Americas institutions, Novak wrote in said memoir, The Prince of Darkness.
Always love your countrybut 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 to not expect too much from government and be wary of its power, even the power of a democratic government in a free country. Practicing what he preached, Novak, who passed away this morning, questioned authority no matter which political party was in power, in columns, books, speeches and television appearances.
University of Missouri professor Geneva Overholser blasted Novak in a New York Times op-ed for his alleged ethical lapses in revealing the CIA employment of Valerie Plame in his story on her career diplomat husbands ties to the Democratic Party and dispute of President Bushs famous State of the Union assertion that The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.
I met Overholser for the first time a year after the op-ed piece, Novak recalled. It was about eleven thirty p. m. on Saturday March 12, 2005, at the Capitol Hilton, shortly after the annual white-tie dinner of the Gridiron Club had ended, as after-dinner drinking began. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...
Good night sweet Prince. May flights of sngels sing thee to thy rest....
The writer forgets to mention the fact that CIA confirmed her employment to him. If CIA outs you to some reporter calling on the telephone, you are not covert.
I have a new tag line.
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