davidl on August 18th, 2009

We lost a great one this morning, from Sun-Times (Chicago): Most people know the late Sun-Times columnist Robert D. Novak, who died this morning [Tuesday] from complications of a brain tumor, as a journalist. And indeed he was among the best this country has produced. Simply stated, Bob was a relentless reporter. His political columns […]

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Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…;The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the BitsBlog Bay Edition Enable Comments? One of the things about having guest bloggers, as Reynolds is about to find out, is that occasionally, they’ll do some things you hadn’t expected. Usually, that’s good. Sometimes, not […]

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Eric Florack on August 4th, 2008

According to the Chicago Sun-Times: Robert Novak has announced his immediate retirement following the diagnosis of a brain tumor, a prognosis the Sun-Times’ political columnist describes as “dire.” “The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy,” Novak said. Not exactly the way I’d […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

The Chicago Tribune: BOSTON – Syndicated columnist and former “Crossfire” host Robert Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is suspending his journalistic work. The story doesn’t say if there’s a malignancy, there. I hate to say this but the tumor may have affected his judgement with that pedestrian thing last week. Indeed, […]

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Eric Florack on May 29th, 2008

Mark Madden, who made his reputation with bold, outlandish attacks on famous people, has been permanently removed from the air by ESPN. His dismissal, which came down from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., came five days after he made a scurrilous remark about U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on his 1250 ESPN talk show, which […]

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