I won't waste time rehashing the detailed post-mortem of Bob Novak's melodramatic exit in the blogosphere, except to say that the most amusing line of speculation involves a certain leather-bound tome spotted on the table next to host Ed Henry.

I was instead struck by the New York Times' article on the incident, which has nary a word about the possibility that Bob fled in the face of possible questioning about the Plame investigation. The Washington Post coyly mentions Ed Henry's on-air statement that he had plans to question Novak in the passing -- but is careful not to follow that strand of the story. An omission that seems all the more embarrassing when E Online does a more comprehensive job than either of the nation's leading newspapers.

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