A group of protesters sieged the home of the Fox News host Tucker Carlson and his family on Wednesday night, ringing his doorbell and chanting threatening messages.
TUCKER: I WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED: FOX News host Tucker Carlson vowed he would not be "silenced" after left-wing Antifa members targeted his home, and he thanked well-wishers for their support … On Wednesday evening, a self-described Antifa group posted videos of a mob outside the Washington, D.C., home of Carlson, chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.” Carlson was on a pre-planned vacation Thursday night when he called into his own show to discuss how Antifa members had gathered outside his home and threatened his wife and family. "What’s it like to find out that your wife is hiding in the pantry because people are threatening her? I mean, it’s upsetting,” Carlson told guest host Brian Kilmeade. “I've characterized the Antifa people and people like them as protesters, but they’re not. I mean, they weren't protesting anything. … They weren't trying to change my mind. … They were threatening my family to get me to stop talking. And obviously, I'm not going to because it's my job."
A YouTube video of the event that originated on the now-suspended Twitter page Smash Racism DC is poorly lit, but a lead protester calls Carlson a racist and a fascist before breaking into threatening chants.
In a separate video, posted by the Daily Caller reporter Benny Johnson on Twitter, the group seems to threaten Carlsons family, telling the Fox News host he is “not safe.”
Carlson later told Fox News that his wife was home alone at the time, but that he was at Fox News studios in Washington preparing his show.
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“Heres the problem: I have four children,” Fox News quoted Carlson as saying. “I never thought twice about leaving them home alone, but this is the reaction because this group doesnt like my TV show.”
"Every night you spread fear into our homes—fear of the other, fear of us, and fear of them. Each night you tell us we are not safe. Tonight youre reminded that we have a voice," read a Wednesday tweet by "Smash Racism DC." Moments earlier, the wife of Fox News host Tucker Carlson saw protesters surrounded her house, leading her to believe they were going to break down her door.
In a joint statement, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and network president Jay Wallace called the incident “reprehensible.”
Employing the new and improved Brown Shirts, the Antifa, is message that must be sent to anyone and everyone who is not politically correct. It is only through threats and violence can the opponents of progressive totalitarianism be subdued in order usher in the coveted peoples revolution. This ploy worked well with Hitler and Lenin, and we all know what wonderful, delightful and humane societies they produced, and lets face it. These wonderful people, who take the time and trouble to punch, yell, scream, bang drums, blow whistles, blow up cars, start riots and physically harass the doubters and dissenters are doing Gods (The State) work, and they and should be encouraged instead of disparaged. Indeed, we should all thank and encourage these new Brown Shirts for taking the concept of peace, tolerance, acceptance and love to a new level because it is only through violence, intimidation and persecution can we show the world how America has evolved politically. So instead of condemning and kicking the Antifa Brown Shirts in the groin ten or twenty times, raise your right hand as Hitler would have to show your support of them and their actions.
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“The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable. We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view,” they said. “Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”
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Smash Racism DC, the group that first posted the video on Twitter, claimed responsibility for chasing Sen. Ted Cruz out of a Washington restaurant in September by chanting “We believe survivors” during Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
My advice to everybody: stop watching cable network news programs. CBS, NBC, and ABC news are easy to let go of too. The News Hour on PBS used to be somewhat reasonable – but I have not watched it years. I just find TV to be a waste of time for the most part. I cut the cable 14 years ago. If I want to watch March Madness or perhaps the Super Bowl or the Olympics, I get fine reception with my “rabbit ears” antenna. Other than that, I stick with streaming on NetFlix and Amazon Prime – on my schedule. Commercials? Dont miss them in the least. As far as news consumption goes, the internet is fine. I just sample Reason, NRO, The Atlantic, The Nation, and some of the Real Clear sites. Oh, almost forgot, I read the WSJ too, but thats mostly due to my profession (financial advisor) and my local newspaper.
Business Insider previously reported Carlsons saying he was regularly heckled in Washington restaurants. “Having someone scream, F— you! at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal,” he said during the National Review podcast “The Jamie Weinstein Show” in October.
“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat,” said [Fox News host Tucker] Carlson, who is often denounced by critics, particularly liberal ones, for his rhetoric about immigrants and minorities on his Fox News show. “They weren’t protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren’t asking me to change anything. They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. … They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”
Smash Racism DC told Business Insider: “White supremacy should have no home. Fascist pundits who promote violence deserve no peace.”
Can we talk about how a woman who was home alone making dinner had to lock herself in a closet and call 911 because people were trying to break down her door to protest a person they just don’t agree with? Is this what our city has come to?”
Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News and Jay Wallace, President of Fox News, told Business Insider in a joint statement:
“The incident that took place at Tuckers home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable.”
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“We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”