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‘Morning Joe’ Remembers New York Times Media Columnist David Carr

”He was so good, he was so funny, he was always fair,“ Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson says

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel remembered New York Times media columnist David Carr Friday. Carr died Thursday after collapsing in the Times’ newsroom.

“Just a complete no BS guy, he took it from no one, including any of us in the media as he wrote about the medium,” the show’s co-anchor Willie Geist said.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who knew Carr working in Washington D.C., spoke about his competitor, who often covered him.

“He was a royal pain in the ass,” Robinson joked. “He was so good, he was so funny, he was always fair; anyone who was ever covered by him agreed with that.”

Carr, who survived drug addiction and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has been remembered on social media since news of his broke death Thursday. Before collapsing in the Times’ newsroom, he’d moderated a panel on the film “Citizenfour” about Edward Snowden, interviewing Snowden, director Laura Poitras and  journalist, Glenn Greenwald.

Just this week, Carr called in to the “Rachel Maddow Show” Wednesday to talk about the two biggest media stories breaking the same night: Brian Williams’ suspension and Jon Stewart‘s departure from “The Daily Show.”

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