Often the target of harsh rhetoric from those on the left, Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversy. But some of the Fox News host’s most staunch critics recently went after him with more than words.
According to the Daily Caller, a group of protesters assembled outside Fox News’ Manhattan headquarters on Wednesday, where they burned images of the host as well as an American flag.
“You’re full of lies”
Video footage reportedly showed masked individuals carrying a banner and pictures of Carlson. Meanwhile, someone could be heard yelling into a bullhorn.
“You’re full of lies, you’re all racist, you’re Nazis, you’re Zionists, you’re KKK, Proud Boys, and probably a bunch of police officers,” the person claimed, according to the Daily Caller. “He’s laughing, but this isn’t funny, Black people are dying and you’re not talking about that.”
Separate footage showed members of the group standing around an American flag as it lay burning on the ground. One individual appeared to put a photograph of Carlson into the flames.
Earlier today a small group of BLM protesters gathered outside Fox News HQ in midtown Manhattan to protest the media company
“You’re all racist, you’re nazis, you’re zionists, you’re KKK” pic.twitter.com/To9Wa2Sw53
— Elad Eliahu (@elaadeliahu) August 12, 2021
For his part, Carlson appears to have taken the incident in stride. Former Marine and current Townhall contributor Julio Rosas wrote in a tweet, “Tucker told me his response: ‘I’m proud to be burned with the flag.'”
A frequent target
The New York City protest comes less than a month after Carlson was confronted by a man named Dan Bailey inside of a Montana fly fishing shop.
The Associated Press reported that Bailey called Carlson “the worst human being known to mankind,” to which the host replied, “I appreciate that.”
In a statement to the AP, Fox News said at the time that “no public figure” deserved to be “accosted” because of their political beliefs.
“No public figure should be accosted regardless of their political persuasion or beliefs simply due to the intolerance of another point of view,” the network declared.
Fox reported in 2018 that a mob had gathered outside of Carlson’s Washington, D.C. residence. Although the host was not home at the time, his family was.