Tucker Carlson spoke on his Fox News prime time show Monday of a plan by The New York Times to publish a story revealing the location of his home, something which he feels would undoubtedly endanger himself and his family, as the Washington Examiner reported.
“They hate my politics,” he said. “They want this show off the air. 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 told his audience that when a left-wing blog published his address back in 2018, an Antifa-affiliated mob swarmed the home, vandalized his property, frightened his wife, and engaged in harassment so serious that he and his family ultimately had no choice but to move.
Carlson slams NYT
“So why is the New York Times doing a story on the location of my family’s house? Well, you know why. To hurt us, to injure my wife and kids so that I will shut up and stop disagreeing with them. They believe in force. We’ve learned that,” he said, as the Examiner reported.
“They’d consider it criminal behavior if we did it,” he said, noting that he contacted editors at the Times to ask them not to publish the information.
The editors, however, “didn’t care,” Carlson declared.
For its part, the Times told the Examiner that it had no plans to publish any stories that included the location of Carlson’s residence.
“While we do not confirm what may or may publish in future editions, The Times has not and does not plan to expose any residence of Tucker Carlson’s, which Carlson was aware of before tonight’s broadcast,” a spokeswoman for the paper said.
Carlson did not say how he first became aware of the paper’s intention to reveal his home’s location, and the Examiner did not have any further details.
Frequent target of the left
According to Forbes, Tucker Carlson Tonight took the title of highest-rated program in all of cable news in June despite having faced yet another wave of advertiser boycotts, drawing an average of more than 4 million viewers nightly.
The popular cable news host was recently named in a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by a former Fox News employee together with frequent on-air guest contributor Cathy Areu, previously referred to during appearances on Carlson’s show as the “Liberal Sherpa.” The network said it retained an outside firm to investigate the claims, and that probe found them to be “patently frivolous” and “false,” as Breitbart reported.
Given his status as a favorite target of the left-wing outrage mob, it is not difficult to believe that the New York Times would attempt to publish information likely to harm Carlson or his family, but it is good to see him calling attention to their underhanded tactics for all to see.