The Fox News host made the claim on his Monday night show.
Tucker Carlson is a target for the left. His show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, closed the second quarter of 2020 with the highest-rated show in cable news history with an average of 4.33 million viewers tuning in. This is despite Carlson occasionally saying things that upset mainstream conservatives.
Tucker is a frequent target for boycotts by the leftwing activist group Media Matters for America.
Nevertheless, he’s got the lion’s share of the 8 pm cable news viewership and it isn’t even close.
But it’s interesting the angle that the Media(D) is taking when reporting that Carlson is upset that his new home address was slated to be published in the “newspaper of record”–they’re calling it an “attack” on the New York Times.
Carlson had his home address in Washington D.C. published online in 2018 and Antifa protesters showed up while he was working and smashed his front door. After that, he and his family were harassed for a year with disturbing letters and death threats before eventually making the decision to move.
He says that the Times has sent a “political activist” and a photographer to follow him and report on the location of his new home because they don’t like him or his politics.
The conservative host went on to allege that the planned report was based on a personal animosity and a dislike for his politics.
He said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Source: Daily mail
Carlson has every reason to be concerned.
We covered what he and his family were subjected to here:
- Dear CNN: Antifa Protests At Tucker Carlson’s Home, ‘We Know Where You Sleep At Night’ — Is That News?
- WATCH: Tucker Carlson’s Teenage Daughter Called A ‘Whore’ And ‘C**t’ At Country Club – Chaos Ensues
The New York Times is taking the wishy-washy “we won’t confirm what we may or may not publish in future editions” they deny that they were planning on publishing Carlson’s address.
The Daily Beast‘s Justin Baragona tweeted that info out:
New York Times denies it's exposing Tucker's address in upcoming story:
“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”
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 21, 2020
Why was there a photographer, then?
We weren't going to take photos of his address. Just his house and neighborhood, which could easily be found using google maps or google earth.
The same media that doxxes random gif makers and forklift operators? Yeah, think I'm going with Carlson on this one. https://t.co/hKQBhvzdDB
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 21, 2020
We know that Dean Baquet has made it clear that the Times isn’t an objective journalistic entity any longer–it’s an activist leftist propaganda organization that is willing to foment hate, publish lies, side with our enemies, and it’s end-goal seems to be to destroy the country as we know it.
Go and find an actual conservative editor within the New York Times these days. Bari Weiss, who is no conservative, was pushed out as an Opinion Editor for the Times for her “classical liberal” position on certain issues.
So, we know that they’re just fine with “cancel culture” and that Tucker is a target of cancelation.
But the stalwart “journos” are defending the reporting because, well…knowing the private residences of public figures is newsworthy. Or something.
The Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple made that argument.
Fair game to report broadly about where the country's most influential cable-news hosts spend their time and develop their sensibilities. Heck, GQ already examined Carlson's tradition of summering in Maine: https://t.co/4QFqkV4KyR https://t.co/gtBAIGa4TM
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) July 21, 2020
Ah, you know Erik’s just miffed that his mug has been plastered on mugs that Carlson hands out as trophies for winners of his weekly news quiz. By the way, you can get your own Erik Wemple mug here. It’s the moment when Tucker made Wemple face the fact that he is indeed a hypocrite.
It seems that Wemple is not alone. The rest of the Partisan Presstitutes that are willing to have a photo of Tucker Carlson’s new house published in a national newspaper after he and his family endured a year of torment from violent, leftwing activists but won’t reveal their own addresses are hypocrites, too.