Not getting a whole lot of attention today amidst mainstream media outrage over CNN’s Jim Acosta having his White House press pass suspended over his behavior at a press conference is the Antifa mob attack on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s home.
According to the Washington Post, the popular conservative commentator was working Wednesday evening when he got started receiving startling text messages from his wife, who was in their home in Northwest D.C.
“I called my wife,” Carlson explained to the Post. “She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. ... Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
Terrified, Carlson’s wife hid and called 911. None of the couple’s four children were at home at the time.
Then someone got on a bullhorn and started accusing her husband of spreading a hateful “ideology that has led to thousands of people dying.” They demanded he leave town, and one person shouted something about wanting to “bring a pipe bomb” to his house.
“Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” a group of about 20 people chanted.
Police showed up and found the mob blocking access to his house and caring signs with messages like “racist scumbag.” No arrests were made, but authorities are investigating the incident as a “suspected hate crime,” the Associated Press reported.
Carlson observed, “It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat. They weren’t protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren’t asking me to change anything. They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. ... They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”
Fox News released a statement condemning the mob and said, “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.”
Although the incident wasn’t getting a lot of attention throughout the day, some media personalities and commentators took to Twitter to strongly condemn Antifa’s terroristic behavior.
Megyn Kelly wrote, “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.”
“The Left is sick,” said Benny Johnson of the Daily Caller.
Dilbert creator Scott Adams wrote, “The Antifa attack on the @TuckerCarlson family needs to be seen as domestic terror, and treated as such. Organized terror attacks by masked groups needs to be a jailable offense.”
Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean commented, “I love @TuckerCarlson and his family. He’s the father of four kids who should never feel unsafe or terrorized in their own home or neighborhood. No one deserves this. It’s uncivilized, frightening and evil.”
Actor James Wood made a good point, saying, “Crybaby @Acosta manhandles a female intern and the #leftist press rushes to his defense, but a journalist’s wife and children are terrorized by a #DemocratAntifa mob and the mainstream media couldn’t care less.”
“Jim Acosta will be fine. He'll get his press pass back, and he'll be able to pin a medal on himself. A climate in which mobs attack public figures' homes is a lot more dangerous,” pointed out conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.