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‘I won’t be the next George Tiller’: Writer Eichenwald rips Fox host over ‘slanderous’ report leading to death threats

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In a series of tweets on Sunday afternoon, author and MSNBC contributor Kurt Eichenwald tore into Fox News personality Jesse Watters for running a “slanderous” report on him that is leading to death threats against the journalist and his family.

According to Eichenwald, “a false line of attack about me from an online white supremacist conversation came flying out of @JesseWatters’ mouth,” and that Watters “did no reporting, failed to seek comment, and when I emailed him, demanding he call me to discuss his slander, he refused.”

Eichenwald posted a screenshot of the January 9th email he sent to Watters, which reads, in part: “I have now contacted you three times asking you to call me regarding your false, slanderous report. You accused me of being a pervert and a liar without performing even basic reporting, indeed not even reporting on tweets that put statements in context.”

He added, “You did so with full awareness that Fox viewers have come to my home to threaten me following your false reports.”

“I will not be the next George Tiller,” Eichenwald stated, referencing the Wichita physician who was murdered in cold blood by an anti-abortion zealot not long after former Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly attacked him on the air, calling him “Killer Tiller.”

Eichenwald followed the letter with a series of tweets explaining why he was going public against Fox News and Watters in particular.

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“They have been ginning up their anti-semitic viewers to come at me for more than a year. I was attacked as a result, incurring long-term physical injury. On tape, Fox fans and nazi Richard Spencer called me the reporter ‘WE tried to kill,'” the journalist wrote.

“I believe it is important for Fox advertisers to ask themselves: What kind of ‘news’ station knowingly gins up its many anti-Semitic viewers again and again with deceptions, when it is fully aware of the consequences that have already resulted?” he concluded, before adding “#IWillNotBeTheNextGeorgeTiller”

You can read the tweets below:

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