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Eric Boelert 1965-2022

I saw this on Twitter. Eric Boelert, who has worked hard in the past couple of decades to challenge the press to do better, has died after a biking accident.

Eric did a little profile on The Confluence back in 2008 for his book The Bloggers on the Bus. I never met him but we exchanged emails for the book and I was happy to see that we were treated fairly about all that we wrote during the 2008 primary season.

I will be very sorry to see him go. He was one of my favorite accounts to follow on Twitter.

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  1. Oh, how awful. He was the only person really standing up to the media, and yet in a positive and hopeful way. He greatly cared. He never wrote about himself, he wrote about how upset he was at the way that the media shirked its duty. He was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, and always said positive things about her long after 2016. He was really one of a kind, and seemed like a great person. And it is a terrible tragedy, obviously for him and his family, but for everyone who cares about the future of America. I don’t know what we will do without him.

  2. I have had computer issues, and this is the first time I have heard this dreadful news. And I don’t want to turn this tragedy into something else, but it certainly is hard not to be at least somewhat suspicious. He was such a thorn in the side of the media, from the people who owned it, to the strange framing of various reporters, particularly at the NYT. He was relentless, but always straightforward and bright.

    • The fact that he was hit by a train and not an auto I think says this was not suspicious.

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