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FRC Statement on the Passing of Robert Novak

August 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Family Research Council Action PAC president Connie Mackey made the following comments today regarding the passing of noted journalist Robert Novak:

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“Today America lost one of the great journalists of our time. Known by his friends and colleagues as ‘the Prince of Darkness,’ Bob was also known as the hardest working reporter in Washington DC. Having spent decades covering political battles and politicians throughout the country, Novak gained entree to both Democrat and Republican circles and was known for his thorough research and detailed reporting. Having recently penned his autobiography, The Prince of Darkness, he continued his work through the blackest days of his illness. A devoted family man, Bob Novak leaves his wife and dedicated family.

“Bob Novak was a tireless fighter for truth. He was relentless in pursuing the honest facts behind important issues of the day. You could count on him to cover stories that other journalists chose not to. Bob exposed the hypocrisy of many politicians and was more than willing to banter with those of opposing views. In fact, he relished the challenge of opposing others’ ideas and spent many years doing just that on television political programs, including the Evans and Novak Report, and in his column in the Chicago Sun Times,” Mackey concluded.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council added, “When an honest reporter like Bob Novak leaves us, we mourn more than the loss of an individual, but also the departure of someone who had the courage to report the truth. He will be missed.”

SOURCE Family Research Council


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