CLOSE A group of Antifa protestors gathered outside of Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s home to protest his television show. USA TODAY In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York.(Photo: Richard Drew, AP) A group of angry
A group of Antifa protestors gathered outside of Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s home to protest his television show. USA TODAY
A group of angry Antifa protestors gathered outside of Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s home on Wednesday evening.
The anti-fascists group, possibly associated with Smash Racism D.C., chanted “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night” outside of Carlson’s Washington home, according to Fox News. In a video posted online, the group can also be heard saying, “Racist scumbag, leave town!”
Carlson’s wife, Susie, was home alone at the time. He told Fox she locked herself into a pantry and called police.
The host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” said the group broke his oak door and one person mentioned a pipe bomb, as heard on a security video.
“Here’s the problem, I have four children,” he told Fox. “I never thought twice about leaving them home alone, but this is the reaction because this group doesn’t like my TV show.”
Smash Racism D.C., posted Carlson’s family address on Twitter in a now-deleted post, The Daily Caller reports. Carlson told Fox the home addresses of his brother and his former college roommate, Neil Patel, who co-founded “The Daily Caller” with him, were also made public.
The group’s Twitter account was suspended as of Thursday morning.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and the network’s president, Jay Wallace, issued a joint statement calling the incident “reprehensible” and “unacceptable.”
“We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view,” the statement 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.”
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly reacted to the news on Twitter, saying, “This has to stop.”
Fox News commentator Brit Hume called the incident “revolting, and frightening.”
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