A Montclair bicyclist who was killed by a New Jersey Transit train near the town’s Watchung Avenue station Monday night was writer Eric Boehlert, founder and editor of Press Run, a blog about the media, according to his wife, Tracy Breslin.
Boehlert, 57, was a veteran writer and media analyst and a frequent television and radio guest discussing politics and the press on CNN and CNBC.
He was a founding editor of Salon magazine, a fellow with Media Matters, and a former writer with Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines. He wrote two books, “Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush,” and “Bloggers on the Bus.”
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A Montclair bicyclist who was killed by an NJ Transit train near the town’s Watchung Avenue station Monday night was writer Eric Boehlert, founder and editor of Press Run, according to his wife, Tracy Breslin. https://t.co/gUYxNF8lXh
— Asbury Park Press (@AsburyParkPress) April 6, 2022
.@EricBoehlert’s death is terrible news. I’m devastated for his family and friends and will miss his critical work to counteract misinformation and media bias. What a loss.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 6, 2022
Rest In Peace Eric Boehlert. Greatly admired his passion and tenacity.
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) April 6, 2022
We are devastated by the loss of esteemed journalist and former @Salon senior writer, Eric Boehlert.
Our condolences to Eric’s family and friends during this difficult time. His passing is a huge loss to media criticism and progressive journalism.
— Salon (@Salon) April 6, 2022
Such heartbreaking news, my prayers are with the family of Eric Boehlert. A fearless and inspirational person.
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) April 6, 2022
This is deeply tragic. Eric was brilliant and relentless.
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) April 6, 2022