Art Pottery, Politics and Food
Thursday, August 04, 2005

In a trivial conversation about Kathrine Harris' make-up fib with James Carville on CNN's late afternoon political programming, Robert Novak, this afternoon, graphically displayed the strain he's under from the Plame investigation by cursing and storming off the set after grumbling that he, too, had his photograph "colorized" by newspapers.
Crooks and Liars and Media Matters have the clip.'s FishbowlDC has CNN's reaction:

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.

Of course, ratings and eyeball-hungry CNN is currently featuring Novak's crack-up on its online Free Video feature.
Additionally, the CNN official transcript does not include the Carville remark that immediately preceeded Novak saying "bullshit".
Carville said, "The Wall Street Journal editorial page is watching, ya gotta show 'em your tough."

With apologies to Rene Magritte's 1948 painting Memory, I present the above Novak version in celebration of today's terminal CNN crack-up.

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