Tucker Carlson Says New York Times Threatens to Reveal his Address “To Injure” Wife and Kids
On Monday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson spoke out against The New York Times over their plans to publish a report that would reveal his home address. After receiving numerous threats from Antifa backed organizations, Carlson claimed that the move was a way to injure his family.
The host, who was known for his conservative view, went on to address the issue during the closing segment of his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He began by trying to explain that he has kept his own personal life away from the public. He also went on to denounce the use of the word “I” during his broadcast. However, despite his reservations to reveal details about his life, the conservative host said that he had enough.
“Last week, The New York Times began working on a story about where my family and I live,” Carlson revealed. He expressed his frustration on how the left-wing media outlet had sunk into a new low. He believed that “as a matter of journalism,” he sees no “conceivable justification” on why the media outlet would reveal his own home address. “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,” Carlson said.
He believed that the intent behind the article is clear- “to hurt us, to injure my wife and kids so that I will shut up and stop disagreeing with them.” With the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement protest and the encouragement from mainstream media, Carlson believed that left-wing supporters will continue to use “force” to get what they wanted.
The show’s host went on to recall an incident that had happened two years ago. He recounted that in 2018, another left-wing publication had revealed his home address in Washington. Shortly after the release of his own private information, a terror group that was organized by Antifa called “Smash Racism DC” surrounded his home. The protesters vandalized his home and threatened his wife. Fortunately, his wife was able to hide in the closet to call 911.
For Carlson, the traumatic incident was only the beginning of a slew of threats against him and his family. After the violent incident, the host claimed that they have constantly received threats, and despite their initial hesitation, she and his wife had decided to sell their home and move to another location.
While the threats had stopped, Carlson claimed that they were still being followed, this time, The New York Times had assigned political activist Murray Carpenter and photographer Tristan Spinski to track his family and write a story about where they live.
Despite the warnings and possible ramifications of publishing the story, Carlson claimed that the media outlet “didn’t care.” He cites that the left-wing media hated his political stand and that they wanted to show it “off the air.” The host concluded that “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.”
Tucker responds to intrusive reporting by The New York Times. pic.twitter.com/xj4z69G9cA— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 21, 2020