"Novak Criticized Carville For “Foul Mouth,” Said He Was “Poisoning America”"
CNN’s Crossfire, 7/11/02, during a discussion about whether a woman who cursed at a police officer should have been arrested:
NOVAK: Mr. Walczak, you…probably don’t have much experience with foul mouths. But I can understand what the cops go through, because I have to deal with Begala and Carville. And I’d like you to listen to a little — just a little small selection of what I have to put up with. Would you listen?
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BEGALA: We’re going to kick a little right-wing ass.
JAMES CARVILLE, CO-HOST, CROSSFIRE: When these sons of bitches just knocked down two of our buildings.
BEGALA: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) fired my ass at MSNBC.
CARVILLE: If there is a completely neutral person, I don’t want to know the son of a bitch.
BEGALA: Bush is going to sign a strong Democratic bill, and that makes you look like a schmuck, doesn’t it?
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NOVAK: Isn’t that the decline of values in language that is… that is poisoning America?
My, how times have changed.