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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-05 08:24 PM
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11. Novakula Killed That Show
I was a regular viewer from its early days of Buchanan vs. Braden through Kinsley vs. Sununu and Press vs. Maitlin...this was when the show really did what Turner intended it to do...present the different sides and then let the viewers decide. That changed with Novakula and his cohorts.

The worst move was putting this show in front of an audience. It became a Roman circus and now the guests were playing up to the audience rather than attempting to be factual or honest. In 2002, I had the chance to sit in on a show at GW and it could have been a game show the way it was being run...and it wasn't as bad then as it became later.

Novakula is a smarmy, mean-spirited hypocrite who somehow gets a free pass from a majority of the corporate media despite his treasonous, venonomous and now over-the-top antics. He could taut his Opus Dei version of Catholocism and berate Paul Begala...a Catholic since birth. He never really appologized.

He also constanly interupts guests and those with other opinions with his slimy, condescending semi-lecture. He'll try to pull rank with "I was here back then" or "now your parents taught you better than to say such thing" or "i know how you think and this is what I think you really mean..."...all with that shit eatin' grin. He reminds me of the Jacob Marley character in the Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol...or was it Scrooge. Doesn't matter.

Begala and Carville really never fit into that show and were obviously restrained in the topics that they covered and how they could attack Repugnicans, while Novakula and his hacks (including that incidious Joe Watkins) would spew lies and insults and outshout or interupt guests without impunity.

Good riddence to Crossfire. Another great concept squandered by greed and manipulation.
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