Carlson told Brian Kilmeade, who was filling in for him, that the last 24 hours have been nice as hes received an outpouring of bipartisan support.
For every masked lunatic in front of my house there have been 100 people some of whom I dont agree with politically, calling or sending texts of support and kindness and its just a reminder of what a really nice country it is, Carlson said.
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But whats it like to find out that your wife is hiding in the pantry because people are upsetting her? I mean its upsetting. Ive characterized the Antifa people and people like them as protesters but theyre not. They werent protesting anything.
Stop threatening Tucker Carlson
When a mafia boss tells a store owner, “Id hate to have this place destroyed,” thats not a protest, its a threat, and thats what this is.
This has to stop. Who are we? What are we becoming? Tucker Carlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. Its stomach-turning, she tweeted Wednesday evening as the incident was unfolding.
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.
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.
Police were called to Carlsons home after a group of some 20 protesters surrounded his house, chanting loudly. Many of the self-described anti-racist protesters were carrying signs, some of which they later left on the cars parked in the driveway and porch. Police reported that protesters also vandalized Carlsons property, spray-painting an “anarchy symbol on the driveway.”
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.”
The Smash Racism DC group, that posted videos from the protest on Twitter, also posted Carlson and his brothers home addresses, the host said. The videos were removed from the platform, but not before being extensively viewed and shared. Twitter eventually flagged the groups account, which remains suspended as of Thursday.
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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Tucker Carlson, 49, the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, was not home Wednesday night when a mob organized by the far-left Antifa group gathered in front of Carlson’s Washington DC home, but said that his wife Susan was present at the time of the disturbance.
“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.”
Video: Protesters chant outside Tucker Carlsons home
In a joint statement, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and network president Jay Wallace called the incident “reprehensible.”
“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.”
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.
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.
Smash Racism DC told Business Insider: “White supremacy should have no home. Fascist pundits who promote violence deserve no peace.”
Matt Yglesias, prominent editor of Vox.com, tweeted in support of Smash Racism DC, an Antifa group whose members swarmed Carlsons front yard and carried signs with his home address written on them in retaliation for Carlsons supposed role in “spreading fear.”
Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News and Jay Wallace, President of Fox News, told Business Insider in a joint statement:
Fox News video: Angry left-wing mob chant outside TV anchor Tucker Carlsons house
“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.”
“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.”