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Novak's fit on CNN may have been feigned anger that allowed him to leave the set before being questioned about the Plame affair, but in any event there was likely some real anger there. For one thing, Novak apparently has a history of resorting to violence when asked about Valerie Plame.

And I don't just mean his alleged comment to a man on the street that Joe Wilson was "an a**hole." Rather, I have in mind an incident in January 2004.

The video on this page does not show the incident but purports to show the victim of it commenting immediately afterward. The man shown here, Brad Carr, says that he called Novak a traitor, and that Novak responded by pushing him and attempting to strike him. Shortly after this happened, fellow CNN pundit Tucker Carlson is shown on this video telling an angry crowd "You're going to call the cops because a 72-year-old guy pushed you? Get a life, dude!"

Michael Stinson of TakeBackTheMedia.com filmed this video and says that he caught Carr after he was pushed by Novak.

Here's what TakeBacktheMedia posted back in January 2004 about the assault:

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A Take Back the Media SCOOP - Novak savagely attacks onlooker at New Hampshire Primaries.

From Takebackthemedia.com on January 27th, 2004 --

CNN has created massive coverage of the New Hampshire Primaries - bringing with them on their gaudy Election 2004 bus a host of their news anchors, including one Robert Novak - who is most well known for his obfuscating on CROSSFIRE.

Remember Robert Novak? He's the source of the Valerie Plame CIA outing in the media and has never been called to task for what appears to be a rather substantial breaking of Federal LAW.

As of this date, for nearly 100 days no one in this administration has wanted to touch this - for apparently someone high in the Bush administration has to have passed this information along to Novak, and whoever did that may be culpable legally as well.

It looks like there is some movement in that direction - a Grand Jury is being empaneled for this purpose. To me if looks like Novak is screwed either way. If he tells WHO gave him that information - he has no credibility - if he DOESN'T talk, he may be jailed. He may be jailed anyway - as I understand it (and I am not a lawyer) this is a CRIME.

So it would make sense that Novak is worried - perhaps to the point of losing his cool or his mind - which he did on January 27 outside of the Merrick Restaurant at about 5:15 pm. I was there, I saw it - I even caught the guy that Novak attacked.

I can't get the image out of my mind. Novak looked like a little caged animal - fist locked and *censored*ed back, he wasn't through with his victim before getting hustled off and onto the bus.

How did we get to this moment?

We'd been covering the Primaries in New Hampshire for over two weeks - filming, writing, etc.

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