Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today's show links

Bob Novak

Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times: "Sun-TImes Columnist Robert Novak dead at 78"

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board: "Robert Novak: Innovator's life marked by passion"

Eleanor Clift, Newsweek: "The Ultimate Insider Journalist"

Howard Kurtz, The Washington Post: "The Heart of the 'Prince of Darkness'"

David Broder, The Washington Post: "The Company that Bob Novak Kept"

Creators Syndicate: "Creators Syndicate's columnists pay tribute to Robert Novak" (kind words from --mostly--conservative writers)

Jack Shafer, Slate: "Robert D. Novak (1931-2009): Darkness claims the prince of darkness"

Murray Wass, Village Voice: "Jack Anderson: An Appreciation" (2005 article about a Novak contemporary and a critique of "access journalism")

Robert Novak, Washington Post: "Mission to Niger" (the column that launched "Plamegate")

Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times: "Novak on Novak: Life after his cancer diagnosis" (one of his last columns from Sept.7, 2008)

Health care "fear" and "hate"

Charles Davis, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Unhealthy silence: Best way to beat hatemongering is to report it"

Janese Heavin, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Health debate goes awry: 'War strategies' muddle issues" (Views host Mike McKean considers this a one-sided bit of lazy reporting, but the reporter answers critics at the end of the comments section.)

No sunshine violation

Kim McGuire, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "DNR is cleared in E. coli incident"

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