Eric Boehlert, well-known writer and media analyst, killed by train in New Jersey

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A bicyclist who was killed by a New Jersey Transit train 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.”

Journalist Soledad O’Brien tweeted, “Just got crushing news from Tracy Breslin, wife of 

@EricBoehlert Has died in a bike accident, age 57. Adored his kids Jane and Ben, his dogs, biking and running and basketball and good friends, a fierce and fearless defender of the truth.”


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