Not only is Novak what George Bush Sr. called "the most insidious of traitors" but he is also as big a whore as you will find working in so-called legitimate media.
Among the stoutest defenders of "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," the best-selling book arguing that Mr. Kerry lied about his record of service in Vietnam, is the columnist Robert Novak.O'Neill, of course, has now been exposed as a liar. I suppose Novak likes O'Niell's company because it makes Novak feel better about himself.
In his syndicated columns and on the CNN program "Crossfire," Mr. Novak has lauded the book and referred to veterans who criticize Mr. Kerry - most notably John E. O'Neill, the book's co-author - as "real patriots."
Unmentioned in Mr. Novak's columns and television appearances, however, is a personal connection he has to the book: his son, Alex Novak, is the director of marketing for its publisher, the conservative publishing house Regnery.
Why do people continue to take him seriously?