The “Prince of Darkness”.
“The troll under the bridge of American journalism.” As described by fellow ass-wipe conservative pundit, Morton Kondrake from “The McLaughllin Group”.
A regular comic, he once complained that his Thanksgiving dinner had been ruined by seeing so many homeless people on television.
He was a Jew who hedged his bets and converted to Catholicism, in 1998. Senator Patrick Moynihan of New York, who attended the event remarked, “Well, we’ve now made Bob a Catholic. The question is, Can we make him a Christian?”
Oh, and remember that thing about ratting out a CIA officer?
I have no brilliant visual pun to offer here, a la the Master, Steve Brodner. I never had a chance to draw Novak for print- came close a couple times over the years but the ideas got dropped- so all I have is a drawing I did tonight while taking a break from a private commission. He had the visual ugliness, an ugliness that reflected his soul, that is a caricaturist’s dream come true.