Saturday, August 06, 2005

"Not a Public Figure"

Jay Rosen has info about another recent episode of Novak storming off, including his assertion that he'd end any TV or radio interviews that broached the Plame subject.

To me the most disturbing part is his claim that he's "not a public figure." I'm curious - do many other people who have been on television every day for the past couple of decades consider themselves to not be public figures? I've written before about the disturbing view put forth by news celebrities that they deserve all the benefits of celebrity without any of the downsides, but I'm actually quite shocked to have one of them say it so plainly.