Novak, on CNN’s Crossfire yesterday (to co-host Paul Begula):
NOVAK: The real problem with the universities, Paul, is that they don’t invite conservatives. They have only left-wing speakers on campuses like Berkeley and Harvard. They don’t let people like me tell them what the truth is about America.
Here are some of the "only left-wing" speakers who have spoken at Harvard and Berkeley in the past year:
- Former executive director of the Christian Coalition and Southeast regional chairman for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign Ralph Reed (Harvard, 3/23/05)
- Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith (Harvard, 3/3/05)
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (Harvard, 9/28/04)
- Former U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige (Harvard, 4/22/04)
- Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign manager Ken Mehlman (Harvard, 4/13/04)
- Former Club for Growth president Stephen Moore (Harvard, 3/11/04)
- Students for Academic Freedom president David Horowitz (UC Berkeley, 2/3/05)
- Former U.S. Senate candidate Bill Jones (UC Berkeley, 10/6/04)
- Weekly Standard editor William Kristol (UC Berkeley, 10/4/04)
- Conservative columnist and author Michelle Malkin (UC Berkeley, 9/7/04)
Oh, I forgot one more: Robert Novak himself (video) who spoke at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics on April 8, 2004 (exactly one year ago today).
Hat tip: Media Matters