Kurt Eichenwald has not had a good evening. Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Newsweek writer suffered a total meltdown, displaying a silly prop and refusing to answer a simple question. You can watch the interview HERE.
Following the interview, Eichenwald engaged in an angry tweet-storm. Some of the tweets are still up on his account, while others have been deleted. They can be seen below, courtesy of John Rust:
But one particular tweet drew a lot of interest, and as of this writing it is still online. In response to an account that posted a flashing meme, Eichenwald’s account responded with the following:
This is his wife, you caused a seizure. I have your information and have called the police to report the assault.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 16, 2016
This tweet raises some questions. First, if Eichenwald really suffered a seizure, then why is his wife tweeting? Second, is assault-by-meme actually a crime?
Is it possible that Eichenwald wrote the tweet himself and faked the incident? Yes. And if that is the case, one could factually say that he is a purveyor of “fake news”…
One has to wonder if the man will still be employed next week. Best of luck, Kurt! I hear David Brock has a new project in the works.