Dear Bernard Goldberg:
But that’s ok.
I’m writing about your list—that is, your book. And, yes, I read it. First, I’d like to suggest that you put yourself on the list of people screwing up America, because your behavior and attitudes are exactly the kind of divisive work this nation does not need.
But judging by how you’ve behaved to critics of your book in the past—such as was described here—I’m guessing that won’t happen.
So I’d like you to consider a new nominee: Robert Novak.
Before last month I would have mentioned you two in the same breath, as hothead Republicans whose mouths move faster than their brains, and who may be missing hearts and souls.
But today when Novak walked off-air—hopefully forever—he did so after saying a bad word.
In your book you make a point of mentioning how harmful it is to have Chevy Chase (yes, he is still alive) use the F-word while speaking at the Kennedy Center. I’ve wondered aloud why that’s bad, but Dick Cheney cursing is not worthy of your criticism, and was told that some thought the situations different, in that Cheney’s conversation was private.
Well, it’s hard to get much more public than cursing on air, as Novak did.
So I’m thinking you need to stop the presses and add Robert Novak—or at least give Novak an honorable mention.
Thinking of you,