Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright

Smash Racism, DC, turned up at Fox host's home Wednesday
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2018 7:51 AM CST
Tucker Carlson poses in a Fox News Channel studio in New York on March 2, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – Current and former Fox News personalities are blasting what they say was a terrifying display at the Washington, DC, home of Tucker Carlson Wednesday night. Carlson wasn't home but says his wife called police and locked herself in a pantry when protesters from a group called Smash Racism, DC, arrived, rang the doorbell, and began chanting: "We will fight. We know where you sleep at night." They also referred to Carlson as a "racist scumbag" and ordered that he leave town, per Fox News. "Each night you remind us that we are not safe. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either," the antifa-linked group added on social media. It shared Carlson's home address and a video of the scene before its Twitter account was suspended early Thursday (you can see video here).

Carlson also said that one protester mentioned a pipe bomb, and that the group also shared the addresses of his brother and Daily Caller co-founder Neil Patel. "This is the reaction because this group doesn't like my TV show," the host tells Fox. "This is revolting, and frightening," tweets Fox News political analyst Brit Hume. "Who are we? What are we becoming?" adds Megan Kelly. "He does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. It's stomach-turning." The protesters dispersed as police arrived, though it's unclear if any arrests were made. Meanwhile, Carlson used his sign-off on Wednesday's Tucker Carlson Tonight to announce he'd be taking two days off before returning Monday, per Mediaite. (Expect two books from Carlson.)

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