OUCH: Reporter Tucker Carlson Destroyed Has “Seizure,” But We Can’t Find Record of It


Senior Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald has had a bad month. First there was the hubbub over his “fake news” tweet regarding Trump supporters booing deceased American astronaut John Glenn — an event that never happened. Then came a disastrous appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show.

Eichenwald re-entered the headlines last week with a claim that a Twitter user had sent him a flashing GIF telling him he deserved to have a seizure, The Daily Caller reported.

Eichenwald claimed that he had filed a police report, which is bizarre enough. However, according to The Daily Caller, no such report has been filed with the police.

The saga began when a Twitter user with the lovely handle of “@jew_goldstein” allegedly tweeted the image to Eichenwald. His wife, Theresa, apparently replied, “@jew_goldstein This is his wife, you caused a seizure. I have your information and have called the police to report the assault.”

The Daily Caller reported that Eichenwald said police were investigating whether it was a federal crime, since it was a “cross-state assault.” He also said that he was taking a hiatus from social media.

Now, no one is saying that the Twitter “attack” was a nice thing to do. However, The Daily Caller discovered something odd: No police reports were filed with the Dallas Police Department by either of the Eichenwalds on either Thursday or Friday. The Dallas police also said that no investigation can be conducted without one.

Asked for comment, Eichenwald initially refused and then stated that “I am not interested in explaining to daily caller (sic) how the law works.”

The alleged “Twitter assault” came on the same day as a Tucker Carlson appearance that started badly for the reporter and went rapidly downhill. According to RealClearPolitics, Carlson specifically focused on a claim Eichenwald had made that President-elect Donald Trump had been institutionalized back in 1990 — a claim he was not able to support via evidence during the appearance.

The appearance, which saw Eichenwald rambling and producing a binder labeled “Tucker Carlson Falsehoods,” led Carlson to tell Eichenwald that he was “concerned about your behavior on this show tonight.”

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Source: conservativetribune.com