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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Chicago Legend and Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak dead at 78

The left must be loving this one as much as they enjoyed the death of media star and all around good guy Tony Snow a little over a year ago... and like Snow, he will be greatly missed by the conservative community as yet another of the dwindling numbers of such individuals within the ever lurching left media club of today, a group that consists of nothing more than bleeding heart liberals from newsroom to newsroom.

He and his wit and opinions will be missed by many, as a hard working columnist who actually broke news as opposed to simply talking and pontificating about it, like his fellow Chicago columnist who passed before him a few years back, one Mike Royko, who is now replaced in spirit by yet another hard working columnist who bucks the Daley Monarchy, John Kass.

I however did not particularly appreciate his leaving Scooter Libby hanging out to dry during the whole Valerie Plame scene that he himself was at the center of, as he refused to divulge certain details and sources that would have shelved that whole tiresome Plame scene long before it took on a life of it's own as we all know far too well from the Bush years.

Rest in peace Mr Novak, and prayers go out to his family and loved ones on this sad day for them and others like me, who read his MUST READ columns for decades and decades.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Lynn Sweet: "WASHINGTON — Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the nation’s most influential journalists, who relished his “Prince of Darkness” public persona, died at home here early Tuesday morning after a battle with brain cancer.

“He was someone who loved being a journalist, love journalism and loved his country and loved his family, Novak’s wife, Geraldine, told the Sun-Times on Tuesday."

Novak’s remarkable and long-running career made him a powerful presence in newspaper columns, newsletters, books and on television.

On May 15, 1963, Novak teamed up with the late Rowland Evans Jr. to create the “Inside Report” political column, which became the must-read syndicated column. Evans tapped Novak, then a 31-year old correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, to help with the workload of a six-day-a-week column.

Evans and Novak were the od d couple: Evans a Philadelphia blue blood and Yale graduate; Novak from Joliet, Ill. who attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus.

Novak handled the column solo after Evans retired in 1993. The Chicago Sun-Times has been Novak’s home paper since 1966.

Robert David Sanders Novak, 78, was born and raised in Joliet and his first newspaper jobs were with the Joliet Herald-News and, while a student at the University of Illinois, the Champaign-Urbana Courier. Novak maintained a lifelong tie to the University of Illinois with the school creating the Robert D. Novak chair of Western Civilization and Culture in 200X.

Mrs. Novak said that her husband passed away at 4:30 a.m., returning home after being hospitalized between July 10 and July 24. Novak’s malignant brain tumor was discovered July 27, 2008.


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