Friday, August 05, 2005

Oh please, oh please, oh please

If you saw the right wing's premier media douchebagaholic, Robert Novak, stomp off CNN yesterday, you may be wondering what in the world could have upset him so. After all, Novak is used to be poked at by Carville. Well, the rumor is that he has a date with Fitzgerald's grand jury today.

An Atrios reader weighs in:
If you review exactly what Carville said that triggered Novak's meltdown, it was essentially "You have to show the right wingers that you are a stand-up guy, and the Wall Street Journal is watching your every move." Carville may have known that Novak has to make a hard choice: save himself, or throw his sources to the wolves. It's possible that Novak is looking at hard time here: perjury, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of 1917. He's safe from the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which pretty much exempts reporters, but the 1917 act was the ostensible basis for the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, no joke at all.
As Jon Stewart asked last night: geez, is it my birthday or something?

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