July 25, 2008, - 1:43 pm

Anti-Semitic FOX News/PAWNN Commentator Tried to Flee Hit & Run of Homeless Man; HAMAS’ Novak Almost Hit Me, Too

By Debbie Schlussel
And to think that I complained that the movie, “Stuck,” portrayed the Black woman who did a hit-and-run of a homeless man as a White woman. Now, life imitates art, and we have a real-life White woman–Robert Novak–hitting a homeless man and trying to flee the accident scene.
Pro-HAMAS, Pan-Islamist, faux-conservative Robert Novak hit an 86-year-old man with his car and tried to drive away. AGAIN. And Novak lied about it. He claimed that he didn’t even know he hit anyone and feels so bad, BS, etc. But a man riding his bike near the scene says that the man Novak hit ended up on his windshield and that Novak was trying to get away. The man chased Novak (who was driving a Corvette convertible) down on his bike and repeatedly urged him to return to the scene of the crime.
Hmmm . . . fleeing an accident and not facing responsibility. Novak might have killed the victim, but didn’t care and fled anyway. That’s conservative, right? Law and Order, Shmlaw and Shmorder. When you’re Bob Novak, the end always justifies the means, just like with his HAMAS heroes:


“I didn’t know I hit him. I feel terrible,” a shaken Novak told reporters from Politico and WJLA as he was returning to his car. “He’s not dead, that’s the main thing.” Novak said he was a block away from 18th and K streets Northwest, where the accident occurred, when a bicyclist stopped him and said, “You hit someone.” He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way.
The bicyclist was David Bono, a partner at Harkins Cunningham, who was on his usual bike commute to work at 1700 K St. N.W. when he witnessed the accident.
As he traveled east on K Street, crossing 18th, Bono said a “black Corvette convertible with top closed plowed into the guy. The guy is sort of splayed onto the windshield.”
Bono said that the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a “Walk” signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and that Novak then made a right into the service lane of K Street. “The car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said.
He said he chased Novak half a block down K Street, finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block it and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blared and commuters finally went into reverse to allow Novak to pull over.
Bono said that throughout, Novak “keeps trying to get away. He keeps trying to go.” . . .
Finally, Bono said, Novak put his head out the window of his car and motioned him over. Bono said he told him that you can’t hit a pedestrian and just drive away. He quoted Novak as responding: “I didn’t see him there.”
A concierge at 1700 K Street said that she saw a bicyclist yelling and walked outside to see what the commotion was about.
“This guy hit somebody and he won’t stop so I’m going to stay here until the police come,” Aleta Petty quoted Bono as saying, as he stood in K Street, blocking traffic. . . .
In 2001, he cursed at a pedestrian on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th streets Northwest for allegedly jaywalking.
“‘Learn to read the signs, [bodily orifice]!’ Novak snapped before speeding away,” according to an item in The Washington Post’s Reliable Source column.
Novak explained to the paper: “He was crossing on the red light. I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don’t run the country, all I can do is yell at ’em. The other option is to run ’em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that.”
Two years later, the same column reported that Novak had gone to a racing school in Florida.
“I’ve wanted to be a racecar driver all my life, and anyone who has watched me drive can tell you that,” Novak said.

The man Novak hit is an 86-year-old homeless former Broadway Director who remains in the hospital with injuries. I hope the guy sues the HAMAS-green pants off of Novak.
And this isn’t the first time for Novak. He was sued in 2004 for the same thing.
And he almost hit me, too. When I was an intern in Washington in the late ’80s, Novak nearly ran me over, as he drove through a red light while I had the green light and was in the middle of crossing a street in Georgetown. At that time, he was driving a convertible Mercedes Benz. He didn’t apologize or care. The guy’s a scumbag.
I make no pretense of liking Novak, the self-hating, anti-Semitic former Jew (he converted to Catholicism, but Islam would have been mor apropos), who said on CNN that he supports HAMAS. That was before PAWNN–the Prince Al-Waleed News Network–a/k/a FOX News hired Novak, after CNN dumped the stale Jew-hater/Muslim-Lewinskyizer.
Also before PAWNN hired him and also when I was an intern in Washington, Novak spoke at a National Journalism Center event in which I was one of the participants. I asked him why, if he was such an anti-Communist, he would support the Communist-allied P.L.O. against Israel? I also asked him if he could cite a single other case in which he supported the Communists against non-Communists. Novak couldn’t answer the first question. As for the second, he claimed that he once supported a Turkish military junta that was Communist in nature. Sure, he did.
So, why did FOX News hire this 77-year-old has-been? Is it his views on Israel? He really doesn’t get many scoops, except the Valerie Plame thing, which he passed on for his liberal buddy, Richard Armitage. Oh, and his faux-scoop about McCain naming his Veep by this week’s end. Didn’t happen.
And why is FOX News keeping on its staff a man who would flee the scene of an accident he caused?
Well, that’s not a first for PAWNN a/k/a FOX News, either. In 2000, when Florida was having all its recount court cases, Shepard Smith purposely hit a woman’s legs with his car, so he could get a parking space she was trying to save.
Moral of the story: Don’t get anywhere within striking range of PAWNN a/k/a FOX News’ criminal drivers. They don’t stop for you, unless–in Bob Novak’s case–you’re HAMAS or Hezbollah. Or Prince Al-Waleed.
Bob Novak . . . Whatta Schmuck.
Watch the video of this lying scumbag:

**** UPDATE: As you know, I’m not a fan of the obnoxious Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz a/k/a “Jon Stewart,” but Barry Popik sent this video, and he’s right on the money here:

19 Responses

Love that BS cow pie on top of Novak’s head–very appropriate. Debbie, once again–you pegged this guy as sleeze a long time ago. This incident shows that was dead on correct. One wonders what FOX News is thinking to have such people handling their news coverage.

BB on July 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Bob Novak is one of the more overtly anti-Semtic pundits and columnists out there. He and Pat Buchanan are a real pair.
I thank you for confronting Bob Novak in years past. Your recitation serves as yet further evidence of Novak’s anti-Semitism.

There is NO Santa Claus on July 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm

What in god’s name is that man doing in a Corvette? All respectable journalists drive imports which is exactly as it should be. I don’t want them sullying Detroit iron [or composite] with their presence.
As for Fox News, one must keep them on the straight and narrow. Tell them what you think whenever there’s a problem. That’s what email is about. They give the libs far too much air time failing to control their mindless diatribes and seem to always go to commercial in the middle of important background reports by conservative political appointees. Tell them. But, FN also has some very fine military experts, e. g., Colonel David Hunt, and surfaces new and intriguing African American financial experts, talking heads and Republicans every time I turn around. Where would we be without FN? Nowhere.

iowavette on July 25, 2008 at 4:37 pm

I never liked Novak. I don’t understand why people still hire him.
Jon Stewart (although I don’t always agree with him) was on the mark here–see the video:
“The only difference between Robert Novak’s hit-and-run and his career is that this time someone stopped him.”

barrypopik on July 25, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Robert Novak sounds like a real jerk and PHONY Catholic as well. No real Catholic would be driving around in a black corvette at his age. . .and running over people and then driving away. As Catholics, we are supposed to show charity, and he has NONE. I love how he claims he “hates jaywalkers.” I live in the Washington area, and I hate drivers like him putting pedestrians in danger. He deserves to go to jail. I bet he intentionally hit the guy.

Gabe on July 25, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Bono had a lot of guts jutting in front of the car on his bicycle. He took a chance that crazy Novak might run him over too. The guy obviously isn’t all there. His analysis of this year’s elections use his hostility to Iraq as a frame of reference; e.g. someone supporting the war is exercising ‘bad strategy’ in his “judgment”. The anti-war conservatives are really the worst conservatives in more than a century. In the 60s, none of them opposed the Vietnam War except a few fringe kooks, and in the 30s, America First dropped its opposition after Pearl Harbor. Creeps like Novak really have capitulated to the Left, they are completely rudderless, playing a reactive role. They are in the process of making anti-Semitism a mainstream movement and he should really retire.

c f on July 25, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Bob Novak needs to retire, or get out of the news business. He’s way, way past his time. I suggest he adios while he still can, and ball out somewhere with a five year supply of Viagra (with 9-11 close by)!

Jackson Pearson on July 25, 2008 at 6:28 pm

I am ashamed to admit that there was a time when I took Novak seriously. GAG. Debbie alerted me to the “ass-hole-iness” of the man. Amazing just how true it is.
I realize now that Novak was/is a phony from the word go and everything he has ever done is suspect. What an a__-hole! Didn’t know he hit someone–give me a freakin break! Poster Gabe is probably right–from all that’s described, how could it not have been on purpose?

BB on July 25, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I was unaware, Debbie, that you have written about Novak previously, but I am glad to have learned this. His columns (which I read in the New York Post) have appalled me, with his repeated castigation of Israel as “apartheid” while saying absolutely nothing about the Palestinian Arabs’ continual attacks on Israeli citizens which necessitated the building of bypass roads and other barriers to protect Israelis from these Arab murderers. He is an evil man, and I sincerely hope that he is not merely sued by the injured party, but is prosecuted for reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, and any other related charges that can be brought against him.

commonsense on July 25, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Novak can put schmutz on his forehead to his hearts content on Ash Wednesday but Hitler would still consider him a Jew. Does this piece of garbage have an ounce of self-awareness? Does he hate his family the way he hates himself? I wonder if Novak is showing signs of early Alzheimers with this bizarre behavior.

lexi on July 25, 2008 at 10:28 pm

He said in the beginning of the interview he did not know if the pedestrian was male or female then refers to the pedestrian as him several times thereafter.
What a lying S.O.B.

PHEDUPP on July 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Novak (and his teeth are really poorly capped) and his late partner Rowland Evans have been Israel bashing since 1968. I think that the libs like to put Novak and Buchanan on because they fit the stereo types of what they think conservatives are supposed to be like. Yes Novak should be a Muslim not a Catholic.

Ripper on July 26, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Robert Novak sounds like a real jerk and PHONY Catholic as well. No real Catholic would be driving around in a black corvette…
Posted by: Gabe at July 25, 2008 05:29 PM
Shouldn’t all real Catholics be driving Christlers?

Shy Guy on July 27, 2008 at 2:49 am

Five bucks says Biker Man is a tofu-sucking liberal who recognized Novak, and is lying about the whole thing.

John Harper on July 27, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Well, ok. Still, he looks like one of those snotty urban bicycle liberals who kicked my car because it was parked where it was supposed to be.

John Harper on July 28, 2008 at 4:02 am

“He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way. ”
Is that it? He was not cited for anything else?
He used to have a column with Roland Evans called Evans and Novak. We used to call it “Errors and No facts”.
As for “PAWNN–the Prince Al-Waleed News Network–a/k/a FOX News”, I am fairly certain Al Waleed has for several months owned an amount of stock in Newscorp that absolutely requires him to file papers with the SEC and he arrogantly refuses to do so.

I_am_me on July 28, 2008 at 10:08 am

Debbie, could this explain it?
Robert Novak Hospitalized

Shy Guy on July 28, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Much as I dislike Novak, I was sorry to hear about his brain tumor. I don’t wish misfortune like that on anyone. But it is disheartening to see conservatives (one whose previously right-on site keeps popping for wrong analyses) praising him & what a great commentator/person he is. You’d expect it from Human Events who pays him, but ohers (from the same blogs you’ve critically cited today in other posts) should really know better. Maybe its the atmosphere of the elections. Brings out the worst in lots of conservatives, lowest common denominator, especially when these conservatives for sure read your site & have read your comments on Novak.

c f on July 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm

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