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Novak to Leave CNN and Go (Surprise, Surprise) To Fox News

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Conservative commentator Robert Novak, a fixture on CNN since 1980 – but not seen on the network since swearing and storming off the set in August, will leave the network at year’s end.

Novak said today that he will join Fox News Channel as a contributor – because Fox needed more conservatives to be truly “fair and balanced.”

Novak’s announcement eliminates what the Associated Press called a “delicate problem” for CNN, which had been criticized for allowing Novak to remain on the air after his involvement in the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.
CNN clearly didn’t want to put Novak back on the air, let alone renew his contract.

Details like that don’t faze Novak, though. Like the conservatives he advocates for, Novak spun his pending departure.

“I’m sorry it ended that way, but I am confident if it hadn’t happened, that I would still be leaving CNN,” he said, in part because the network was marginalizing him, including canceling his long-running debate show, Crossfire.

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This item first appeared at Journalists Against Bush’s B.S.

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About David R. Mark

  • Oh, yeah, that’s what Fox needs – more conservative voices. Because right now it is way too tilted to the left.

    Here’s my take on the issue.

  • He’s an anti-war conservative. They don’t have too many of those.

  • Oh my god, I agree with him about the war.

    Hell’s freezing over!

  • Uh oh. Novak is gone from CNN but it looks like he is being replaced by Bill Bennett. Here is
    my take
    on the changes.