“These agitators publicly shared his home address, as well as the home addresses of both his brother and a close friend and associate. They blocked off both ends of his street, too, quite possibly to make it more difficult for anyone at home to ‘escape.'”
(Guy Benson – Townhall) Last night, Beth told you about a developing story involving members of an Alt-Left group gathering outside the private home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The goons demanded that Carlson “leave town,” telling him, “you are not safe,” and “we know where you sleep at night.” As if to reinforce Carlson’s worldview, they also chanted, “no borders, no walls — no USA at all!” As it turns out, these Antifa-linked thugs showed up when their target wasn’t even home; he was at Fox preparing that evening’s show. But Carlson’s wife was at the house, and she was terrified:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages. There was some sort of commotion happening outside his home in Northwest D.C. “I called my wife,” Carlson told The Washington Post in a phone interview. “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.” His wife, thinking it was a home invasion, locked herself in the pantry and called 911, Carlson said. The couple have four children, but none were home at the time. But it wasn’t a home invasion. It was a protest.
I’m not sure any of what is described above can be accurately characterized as a “protest” in the American political tradition. It was intimidation, pure and simple. It was a mob — and yes, that word applies. It was described as such by the perpetrators, approximately 20 of whom arrived to instill fear through physical intimidation. “It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat,” Carlson told the Washington Post. “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.” They didn’t just chant and issue menacing messages through a bullhorn. They damaged the front door to the family house, and more: