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Wed Apr 6, 2022, 03:47 PM

DU beloved poster, babylonsister, consistently posted Eric Boehlert here.

You have not posted today, babysis, and I want you to know we share your grief over the news of his passing. This is one of the toughest days here in 2 decades.


Please let us know you are OK.

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Reply DU beloved poster, babylonsister, consistently posted Eric Boehlert here. (Original post)
blm Apr 6 OP
greatauntoftriplets Apr 6 #1
blm Apr 6 #2
greatauntoftriplets Apr 6 #3
mountain grammy Apr 6 #16
Cha Apr 6 #4
Demovictory9 Apr 6 #5
Cha Apr 6 #6
blm Apr 6 #19
Cha Apr 6 #20
Solly Mack Apr 6 #7
vanlassie Apr 6 #8
lastlib Apr 6 #9
senseandsensibility Apr 6 #10
Pepsidog Apr 6 #11
Docreed2003 Apr 6 #12
babylonsister Apr 6 #13
spanone Apr 6 #14
blm Apr 6 #15
True Blue American Apr 6 #17
Cha Apr 6 #21
blm Apr 6 #22
Cha Apr 6 #24
pazzyanne Apr 7 #26
Historic NY Apr 6 #18
tblue37 Apr 6 #23
CousinIT Apr 7 #25
usaf-vet Apr 7 #27
momta Apr 7 #28

Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:16 PM

1. Such shocking news!

And such a tragic way to go. He was an excellent writer who will be missed.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:23 PM

2. This loss feels unbearable, greataunt.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:27 PM

3. It's very tragic.

He was only 57.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 06:08 PM

16. Yes it does

Terrible loss for all of us who value truth. He was one of the best. Iíll miss him every day in my emails. Unbelievable.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:33 PM

4. Oh I'm so sorry! This is the first

I've heard of this.. Eric Boehlert was such a warrior for Democracy.. calling out the fascist media!



💙💛

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:40 PM

5. ...

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:45 PM

6. Hillary's Tweet on the passing of Eric Boehlert💖🤷‍♂️



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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 09:04 PM

19. I think she was one of his earliest

Press Run subscribers.

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Response to blm (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 09:39 PM

20. So heartbreaking.. 🤷‍♂️💖

💙💛

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:45 PM

7. I was stunned by the news. Still am.

My heart goes out to his family.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 04:50 PM

8. ...

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 05:08 PM

9. Very saddening. An almost irreplaceable voice has gone silent,

Just when we need it most!

Deepest sympathies to his family and friends from this DUer.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 05:24 PM

10. Exactly.

Irreplaceable was the word I was looking for.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 05:25 PM

11. Devastating news. Tragic.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 05:46 PM

12. This is a tragic loss

Such a powerful voice exposing the lies and bias in the media. He will be sorely missed

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 05:53 PM

13. Thank you, blm.

I am shattered. He was a shining light in my hunt for news because he was on our side and could be trusted. We were FB friends. That is where I'd go to find his articles; the first one I 'borrowed' I IM'ed him to let him know he had quite a following over here, providing a link for him. So at least he knew he had a cheering squad on DU.

Boehlert did a valuable service for all of us by pointing out media hypocrisy-I surely hope someone can pick up that mantle. His voice will surely be missed.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 05:57 PM

14. ...



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Response to babylonsister (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 05:58 PM

15. He and I were FB friends, too. I always knew here at DU

that you would have his columns posted without fail.

I will always envision his peacefulness, resting on his chair expressing love for his family and fireplace at Christmas with his sweet pup. I hope that is his forever. He just loved Christmastime.


((babysis))

This heart is broken.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 06:14 PM

17. I have read Eric for quite some time.

So sad to know a brilliant voice of true news is gone. He will be missed terribly.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 09:46 PM

21. 💖🤷‍♂️ I always stopped to read an Eric

Boehlert post.. TY for all of his Priceless contributions to our Democracy!



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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 11:01 PM

22. I can't. Having a really hard time with this.

Been tearing up all day.

Someone here at DU said it was like when Wellstone died. I have to agree.

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Response to blm (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 11:31 PM

24. I understand.. now reading your

post has it started again But I think it's healing to let out our grief for what we've lost.

I can imagine how his family and close loved ones feel.: It's so unbearably hard.

💙💛

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Response to blm (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:55 AM

26. I remember losing Paul and Sheila Welstone.

It was a tough year!

Rest in peace, Eric Boehlert. Your voice is missed.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 06:29 PM

18. I stunned just retweeted him on the 4th before I went to Twitter Jail

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Response to blm (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 11:06 PM

23. +1. nt

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:08 AM

25. What a devastating loss. For his family first. And for us.

I read his articles a LOT and his voice, so badly needed, will be severely missed.

I hate that this has happened to him and his family -- and to us!

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 01:00 PM

27. I apologize in advance. Maybe this isn't the exact place to tell this true story.

I am from the Vietnam generation.

I have a friend who used to do dangerous things. Fly stunt planes. Race motorcycles. Race snowmobiles. Always always pushing the envelope.

I said to him one day, "Ralph" (not his real name). Why do you do these dangerous things? You have a wife and young kids!

He looked at me and told me this story. I went to Vietnam as part of a seven-man reconnaissance team. We were always behind enemy lines gathering data on our enemies. Seven of us went, and I was the only one to come home alive. He said I decided then when "GOD" decides it is your time, it IS your time. It doesn't matter if you are sitting in an easy chair in your living room or flying stunt planes.

At the time, I had a hard time understanding or accepting that rationale. But as I got older and saw good people doing great things yet suddenly dying at a young age, my thoughts have evolved. Now, with age, I find it harder to dispute his rationale.

Eric Boehlert is the latest good person dying too young, too suddenly.

I wish his family the best and hope they can find some peace.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 03:33 PM

28. I think everyone finds their own way.

I admit there are things I won't do because I find them scary or dangerous. Sometimes that fear is rational, sometimes not.

When my kids were in elementary school there was a young mom with two small children who went for a bike ride with her own mom. She was very cautious, always wore a helmet and followed the rules of the road. The accident was horrific. A truck's brakes failed, crossed the median. Her mother was untouched, but this young mom was killed instantly. Almost like it was "just her time". Our whole community was devastated.

I don't consider myself fatalistic, and I'm certainly not religious, but I believe we all have to live our lives with the full knowledge that sometimes bad things just happen to good people.

Eric Boehlert will be sorely missed. His insights were unique and valuable.

I, too, hope his family can find peace.

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