Robert Novak - Giant of American Jouralism by ProQuest


[...] Poland was a good example of the benefits of Soviet control because that had enabled the Poles to overcome their "romantic" political instincts which had led to so many "disasters in their past." With the nomination in hand, Goldwater dumped White and imposed a collection of Arizona pois, and the Evans-Novak column seemingly gleefully chronicled the Goldwater debacle in the presidential race against Lyndon Johnson. (This was years before Turner married Jane Fonda and became an anti-nuclear activist which some would argue confirms that he didn't believe in anything.) Novak went on to observe that the kind of entrepreneurial genius responsible for the creation of CNN, whose news formats ran counter to every piece of conventional wisdom in the broadcast industry, could not be inhibited in people who don't believe in anything.

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