A group of protesters gathered outside the Northwest Washington D.C. home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night November 7, 2018.
Metropolitan Police in Washington D.C. responded Wednesday night to the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson to a report that a mob surround his property and was shouting threats directed at Tucker Carlson.
Smash Racism D.C., which calls itself “anti-fascist,” claimed responsibility for the protest on social media. Videos of the mob action were uploaded to Twitter on the Smash Racism Twitter account Wednesday night. In the videos members in the group were heard yelling, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” Tucker Carlson was also defamed as a “racist scumbag” and other defamatory expressions.
Carlson’s address was also posted on the Smash Racism Twitter account, which is a violation of Twitter’s rules. Twitter responded by suspending the group’s Twitter account. The tweets are no longer visible.
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Carlson was at his Fox News office, preparing for his 8 p.m. talk show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” when the disturbance occurred. His wife Susan was home alone when she heard loud banging and pounding on her front door. Later the door was found to have been cracked.
When she checked her front yard she “saw a large group in front of her home. They had a bull horn and were chanting loudly. She retreated to a room in the rear of her home and called police,” according Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police.
Upon arrival, Metropolitan Police observed about 20 people near Tucker Carlson’s home, according to the police report. No arrests were reported.
An anarchy symbol was spray-painted on Carlson’s driveway, and signs were left on the vehicles parked in the driveway and near the front door of the home, according to the incident police report, which describes the incident as a “suspected hate crime” and says the motivation was “anti-political.”
Police collected evidence at the scene, including the signs that were left on the property.
This is not okay. By the political left, the political right or the deranged. Don’t do this. https://t.co/ZYamaE6Akw
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) November 8, 2018
I think Tucker is a terrible influence on modern America but that doesn’t justify harassing him at home. Go high, not low. https://t.co/LR5ZKLNRAP
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) November 8, 2018
Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2018
ON TUCKER CARLSON: I've spent 20 years fighting the destructive lies and spin of rightwing media but showing up at @TuckerCarlson's home and trying to intimidate his family is NOT what being a Democrat or progressive (or American) is about. Especially when media are under threat.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) November 8, 2018
This has to stop. Who are we? What are we becoming? @TuckerCarlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. It’s stomach-turning. https://t.co/5vOmriGKkV
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 8, 2018
“This is not okay. By the political left, the political right or the deranged. Don’t do this.” CNN host SE Cupp wrote.
“I think Tucker is a terrible influence on modern America but that doesn’t justify harassing him at home. Go high, not low,” CNN commentator Max Boot tweeted.
“This behavior is way over the line. Going to someone’s home, breaking their door, and terrorizing their family is unacceptable. It’s also extremely counterproductive if your interest is actually in reducing his influence.”
Senior fellow Matthew Gertz at Media Matters, a liberal media monitoring group that opposes Fox.
“Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.” “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert
“Revolting, and frightening.”
Commentator Brit Hume
“This has to stop… He does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. It’s stomach-turning.” Former Fox host Megyn Kelly
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