Fox News host Tucker Carlson currently has the top-rated program in all of cable news, and as such, he has been targeted by the left with advertiser boycotts and personal smears in an attempt to silence his voice.
The concerted attacks on Carlson may have reached a new low, however, as the popular host revealed during his show on Monday his belief that The New York Times was on the verge of publicly revealing the location of his home, a move he said would endanger him and his family, The Daily Caller reported.
This actually wouldn’t be the first time left-leaning journalists have “doxxed” Carlson — publicly disclosed private information as a means to harass and intimidate — as the location of his Washington, D.C. home was revealed in 2018 and subsequently set upon by an angry mob that threatened violence against his family, as the Washington Post reported at the time.
Carlson made clear in a fiery segment Monday that this new attempt to expose his home address would not be be any more successful at silencing him than the prior effort.
The prime time host ripped the Times for even considering revealing the location of his personal residence and not so subtly implied that, if the information were to be disclosed, turnabout is fair play, and various Times editors, executives, photographers, and reporters could be next.
“They believe in force”
“Last week, The New York Times began working on a story about where my family and I live,” Carlson explained. “As a matter of journalism, there is no conceivable justification for a story like that. The paper is not alleging we’ve done anything wrong, and we haven’t. We pay our taxes. We like our neighbors. We’ve never had a dispute with anyone.”
Thus, it all begs the question of why the Times would run such a story, Carlson went on, according to the Daily Caller. “Well, you know why. To hurt us, to injure my wife and kids so that I will shut up and stop disagreeing with them,” he said. “They believe in force. We’ve learned that.”
Carlson recalled the 2018 incident involving a left-wing journalist and Antifa-affiliated mob which resulted in death threats for more than a year and eventually prompted Carlson, against his will, to move his family to a new, undisclosed location.
“Criminal behavior if we did it”
“But The New York Times followed us,” Carlson said, revealing the name of the “political activist” reporter, Murray Carpenter, and photographer, Tristan Spinski, who were assigned to discover where he now resides. “Their story about where we live is slated to run the paper this week.”
“Editors there know exactly what will happen to my family if it does run. I called them today and told them,” he explained. “But they didn’t care. They hate my politics. They want this show off the air,” adding:
If one of my children gets hurt because of a story they wrote, they won’t consider it collateral damage. They know it’s the whole point of the exercise, to inflict pain on our family, to terrorize us, to control what we say. That’s the kind of people they are.
Carlson ended the segment by pondering the reaction of the Times if he were to reveal the home addresses and other private information of Carpenter, Spinski, or any number of other “soulless robot editors” and employees. He concluded that, while they are quick to defend their own actions as mere journalism, “They’d call it criminal behavior if we did it, and that tells you everything.”
Indeed it does.