Lynn Sweet on her Chicago Sun Times colleague (headline: “Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist, ‘Prince of Darkness’ died Tuesday”):

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the nation’s most influential journalists, who relished his “Prince of Darkness” public persona, died at home here early Tuesday morning after a battle with brain cancer…

And CNN has put together a video obituary (h/t, Michael Calderone), Novak having been part of several CNN shows over the years including Crossfire where he often tangled with James Carville (as he did in 2005 when said “Bullshit!” on the air and stormed off the set, a video of which, naturally, HuffPo has posted).

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.