As you’ve heard/read by now, a far-left group named Smash Racism D.C. gathered in front of Tucker Carlson’s Washington D.C. home last night (with his family inside), and chanted violent, intimidating threats meant for the cable newser.
Thankfully, it appears no one was hurt.
Many prominent media figures who aren’t particularly fond of Carlson’s TV work are expressing their support for the Fox Newser and his family.
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
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) November 8, 2018
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2018
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. https://t.co/6isCJZIwvC
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) November 8, 2018
Don’t like someone on TV? Turn it off, change channel, let their advertisers know, tweet them ur opinion. But come on, don’t show up at their home & scare their kids. -> “They were threatening me and my family’: Tucker Carlson’s home targeted by protesters https://t.co/IiOIUz0G1F
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 8, 2018
Re Tucker Carlson: If you don’t like him, what exactly is accomplished by terrorizing his family? Wouldn’t something else — say, organizing a boycott of his advertisers — be a more effective means of protest?
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) 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 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
CNN PR, not fond of Fox News or Carlson at all, tweeted its support:
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 8, 2018