Mob threatens Fox News' Tucker Carlson


Video of the incident outside the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host's home was posted on social media by Smash Racism, D.C. The same group made headlines in September after activists confronted Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife inside a restaurant during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News President Jay Wallace issued a joint statement Thursday condemning the "reprehensible" protest at Carlson's home.

"Each night you remind us that we are not safe".

The protesters were doubling down and defending their protest after the ensuing backlash.

The group, Smash Racism D.C., has been described as a local anti-fascist organization.

"You can't hide from those you hurt, Tucker", they added. Carlson said he was at his Fox News office, preparing for his 8 p.m. show, and his wife Susie was home alone at the time.

Vox Media co-founder Matthew Yglesias told readers Thursday that an Antifa mob that surrounded the home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson was, for all intents and purposes, incited by the conservative pundit. Carlson said of the group, "They weren't protesting anything ... they weren't trying to change my mind or advocate for a position, they were threatening my family to get me to stop talking". I mean, they're not protesting anything. "It was a threat", said Carlson, who is often denounced by critics, particularly liberal critics, for inflammatory rhetoric about immigrants and minorities on his Fox News show.

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"How can you go out for dinner and leave the kids at home at this point?" he said.

They say Carlson supports white supremacy through his commentaries and programming choices - a charge he flatly denies.

"Fighting Tucker Carlson's ideas is an American right".

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News personality who is reportedly in exit talks with NBC, called the demonstration "stomach-turning". "@TuckerCarlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this". "There is now an open criminal investigation regarding this matter", the statement said.

A member of Smash Racism D.C.'s Facebook group confirmed to HuffPost that it had organized the protest at Carlson's home.

While he is no stranger to threats, Carlson said this time things went "too far". Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for more civil, respectful and inclusive national conversation.