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Robert Novak Storms Off CNN Set (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   Danny Shea First Posted: 09/18/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:50 PM ET

Bob Novak

Robert Novak died early Tuesday morning in his home after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

One of his more legendary moments in recent memory came in 2005, when he said "Bullshit!" on the air on CNN and stormed off the set after a comment by James Carville.

From the transcript:

NOVAK: Just let me finish what I'm going to say, James. Please, I know you hate to hear me, but you have...

CARVILLE: He's got to show these right-wingers that he's got backbone. Show them you're tough.

NOVAK: Well, I think that's bullshit. And I hate that. Just let it go.

(Novak leaves set.)

A young Ed Henry, who had been moderating the Carville-Novak discussion, later said, "I'm sorry as well that Bob Novak obviously left the set a little early. I had told him in advance that we were going to ask him about the CIA leak case. He was not here for me to be able to ask him about that. Hopefully we'll be able to ask him about that in the future."

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