Hilary Clinton leads tribute as popular writer and media analyst Eric Boehlert is killed by train in New Jersey

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A bicyclist who was killed by a New Jersey Transit train Monday night, April 4, has been identified as popular writer Eric Boehlert, founder and editor of Press Run.

His wife Tracy Breslin made the sad announcement.

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.”

Hillary Clinton tweeted, “@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.”

A release from NJ Transit on Tuesday, April 5, reported that a train on the Montclair Boonton Line struck and killed an adult male on a bicycle Monday evening between its 8:59 departure from Hoboken, New Jersey, and its scheduled arrival in Hackettstown, New Jersey, at 11:07 p.m. 

The agency has not commented further as the incident is under investigation.

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