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OffbeatProtest at Tucker Carlson's home went too far (opinion)

01:05  09 november  2018
01:05  09 november  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Protesters target home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson

Protesters target home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Washington Police say protesters have targeted the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. According to a police report, a group of demonstrators gathered outside Carlson's Northwest Washington home Wednesday night. The report says officers arrived and found about 20 protesters and a commonly used anarchy symbol spray-painted on the driveway. There were no arrests but police confiscated several signs. It's the latest in a series of protests targeting Trump administration officials and allies.

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American conservative political commentator, reporter, author, and columnist who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker

Tucker Carlson has been spewing nonstop hate and lies about he migrant caravan. Activists protested tonight at Carlson ’ s Washington DC area home . You can’t hide from those you hurt, Tucker .#KnockKnockTucker pic.twitter.com/uh6xfJxztA.

Protest at Tucker Carlson's home went too far (opinion)© Roy Rochlin/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" speaks onstage at IGNITION: Future of Media at Time Warner Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

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On Wednesday night, protesters identified with a fringe group gathered outside the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, chanting, "Racist scumbag, leave town."

Protesters Descend On Home Of Fox’s Tucker Carlson

Protesters Descend On Home Of Fox’s Tucker Carlson The group, "Smash Racism DC," was also responsible for the ambush of Ted and Heidi Cruz.

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Tucker Carlson routinely tucks cucks from all across the political spectrum into bed every weeknight on Fox News. What the others are missing and what the media isn't telling you Tucker Carlson brings you a fast-paced live hour of spirited debate, as he holds those in power to account.

This happened amid an election in which exit polls show three out of four Americans think the country is becoming more divided.

Look, I believe in protests. Sometimes that's the only way the marginalized can get their voices heard by those in power. To be clear, in my career as a community organizer, I organized many confrontational protests. I understand where the anger comes from — I feel it myself.

And yet, I'm wrestling with a feeling of deep discomfort as I watch the videos from outside Tucker Carlson's D.C. home. CNN reported that "Smash Racism D.C., which calls itself an 'anti-fascist,' or Antifa, group, claimed responsibility for the protest on social media."

"In videos uploaded to Twitter by the group on Wednesday, participants were heard saying 'Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!,' " CNN reported

Calm down, America: It is wrong, wrong, wrong to hound people with whom you disagree in their homes

Calm down, America: It is wrong, wrong, wrong to hound people with whom you disagree in their homes Protesters descended on the Washington residence of Fox News primetime firebrand Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, spraying an anarchy symbol on the driveway and pounding on the front door. Carlson’s wife, alone and fearing a home invasion, called 911. Meanwhile, NPR reports that, due to threats and harassment, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford has been forced to move four times since her accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh came to light. She has also been prevented from returning to her job at Palo Alto University. Neither of these situations is remotely acceptable.

" Tucker Carlson , we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!" Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon. On Wednesday night, a leftist mob showed up at Fox News host Tucker Carlson ' s Washington, DC home while he was on-air taping his show, " Tucker Carlson Tonight."

Tucker Carlson . Activists approached the Washington, D.C.-area residence of the star host. Activists ring doorbell, hold protest at the Washington DC area home of @ TuckerCarlson , racist, sexist, bigoted So far no one has opened the door." “ Tucker Carlson , we will fight!" the protesters chanted.

This goes beyond protesting to harassing and threatening.

Indeed, Antifa is an extreme, violent fringe movement on the left that does far, far more harm in every sense than good and whose bad behavior has been repeatedly used to smear the entire progressive left.

And happening in this moment, this protest falls into a general decline in the civility and respect we're showing one another on other sides of the political aisle.

Now I'll say here what I've said before: interpersonal niceness isn't the same thing as dignity, equality and respect in policies and systems, and I would never privilege the former over the latter.

I've always had a good relationship with Tucker Carlson and find him to be one of the more thoughtful people on the right. Also, whenever I think of him, I think about this video that Buzzfeed made about how whenever liberals are talking, Tucker makes a face like they're eating mayonnaise straight out of a jar. This cracks me up. And when I told Tucker about it a few weeks ago, he said he hadn't seen it but the idea cracked him up, too.

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Los Angeles sex assault suspect on FBI's 'Most Wanted' list spotted in South Carolina The bureau said it has reason to believe Carlson may be traveling in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama or Texas. Authorities have not ruled out the possibility he may have fled internationally. Carlston was arrested for the sexual assault by Los Angeles police in September 2017 and was released on bond. He never returned to court and fled to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Investigators believe he then left South Carolina with a stolen handgun, a rental car, and a significant amount of money. In November 2017, he was seen in Hoover, Alabama, where he led police on a high-speed chase.

Carlson told the far -left Washington Post that the left-wing terrorists “blocked off both ends of his street and carried signs that listed his home address.” Carlson added, “They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. … They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own

Tucker Carlson Tonight is an American television talk program on Fox News Channel hosted by Tucker Carlson . Episodes air live at 8 p.m. EST on weekdays.

Still, I want to be clear that I find many of the policies and ideas that Tucker Carlson appears to support deeply cruel and hateful, and the way he expresses those beliefs -- and treats his opponents on air -- is often cruel as well.

But here's the thing:

I don't treat other people with dignity and respect and equality because they deserve it or even because they earn it. I treat other people with dignity and respect and equality because I believe that all people deserve dignity and respect and equality. No matter who they are, no matter what they believe, and importantly, no matter how they treat me. Because those are my values. That's why I'm a progressive.

And I'm not going to let any amount of hate and nastiness on the right define my values or drag me down. "When they go low, we go high" isn't just a bumper sticker or a tactical choice. It's a moral conviction. I will not let the hate and cruelty of others make me hateful and cruel.

Again, I've been all over the map on this myself and certainly see the reasons for people feeling not only righteously angry but also expressing hate over what Trump and his allies are doing, and wanting to fight back. And I am wary of false equivalences.

On issues from pollution to administration policies to immigration, the malign forces in our country find comfort and cover, to say the least, on Fox news. Politicians who support the forced separation of immigrant families at the border, for example -- small children literally being ripped out of their parents' arms -- seem hypocritical to complain about being bothered, say, at dinner in a restaurant. I get it, and I get the desire to protest in a way that feels commensurate with this new era of injustice.

But at the same time, I'm going to try to be the change I want to see in the world -- which includes treating other people, leaders on the right and especially voters and followers on the right -- with the respect, equality and radical kindness that I want them to show, too. And just like I don't think their behavior should be the justification for my bad behavior, I don't want my behavior to be the excuse anyone cites for being even worse.

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