Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald was thrust into the national limelight back in December when he got into a “nutty” exchange with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson over his bias toward President Donald Trump and he’s clearly holding a grudge since then.
…but did his blind rage toward Carlson force a critical self-imposed error?
Eichenwald went on a rambling one-sided Twitter rant Wednesday after noting that he saw Carlson mentioned him on his show the night before.
In a series of tweets, he ripped into Carlson, stressing how nobody watches his show — 2.7 million people notwithstanding. At one point, Eichenwald tweeted a photo of an anti-Semitic flyer he had received, implying that Carlson’s supporters were behind it.
(For the record, Eichenwald in not Jewish.)
But, in response to another Twitter user, he included a similar photo that appeared to show a number of tabs open on his computer in the background.
Yah, crappy photoshop Max. Unfortunately, no, this is what I got today. pic.twitter.com/jmi1U4wLUd
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 8, 2017
Keen-eyed social media users where quick to notice — assuming the image had not been photoshopped — that one of the tabs read “B-Chiku,” which is related to hentai, a sexually explicit form of anime.
Needless to say, the internet melted down, with Eichenwald’s soon trending… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Kurt Eichenwald jerking off to hentai is the greatest thing today.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 8, 2017
I had to verify this on his timeline it's fucking real
— CRISPR-YM3812 (@Crisprtek) June 8, 2017
hey which tag was it that hooked you, Kurt? pic.twitter.com/aLU6XBnZam
— hockey cuck (@taliasturm) June 8, 2017
Kurt “I like my atari, but i prefer futanari” eichenwald
— Kasimir DiSacco (@HardRightHound) June 8, 2017
So he's into anime/hentai? Wow did not see that coming, lol, the bullyciding of a bugman continues. https://t.co/TCWvsDgaQu
— gio pennacchietti (@giantgio) June 8, 2017
B-Chiku, by distance. A hentai doujin classic and a Kurt Eichenwald favorite. Amazing. https://t.co/B0Rpb1Zngo
— Kurt Hentaichenwald (@Lightn1ngHand) June 8, 2017
ahahaha its truuu haha
my dude close ur tabs bruh https://t.co/cyrja9JdzQ
— Circle Sea 7 (@Circlesea7) June 8, 2017
This is a reminder to always check what tabs you have open before taking a picture https://t.co/ex7YXbRwCI
— Xander (@GiornoPizza) June 8, 2017
This guy is reading hentai and watching tucker carlson shit at the same time
what weird shit is he into https://t.co/STHG9qqL9x
— Lunchbox (@MyNamesLunchbox) June 8, 2017
Life came at Kurt Eichenwald at light speed. pic.twitter.com/qLtAEMaM5Q
— Ashton Liu (@Ash_Effect) June 8, 2017
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