Eric Boehlert is an American writer at Media Matters for America. Prior to this he was a senior writer for Salon for five years, and before that a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. At Salon Boehlert won the 2002 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Deems Taylor Award for music journalism, for a series of articles in 2001 on the radio industry. The series was also shortlisted for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
His latest book, Bloggers on the Bus (2009), covers the growing role of blogs in US politics. It plays on the title of Timothy Crouse's The Boys on the Bus (1973), which covered the reporters following Presidential candidates' campaigns for the United States presidential election, 1972.
- Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush, Free Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7432-8931-3
- Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press, Free Press, 2009