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Tucker Carlson’s biggest targets defend him after protest outside home



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Carlson at Politicon in October.

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  • Anti-racism activists protested outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s
    Wednesday night.
  • Carlson wasn’t home. His wife reportedly thought it was
    a home invasion and called the police.
  • Some of Carlson’s biggest targets — including CNN
    reporters and Stephen Colbert — came to his defense on
  • But other critics are unmoved, pointing out that
    Carlson defends policies that separate children from their

Some of the people who Tucker Carlson criticizes most are coming
to his defense after an anti-racist group protested outside his
house Wednesday night.

CNN journalists, including Ana Navarro and Oliver Darcy, as well
as “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert and Washington Post columnist
Erik Wemple, all denounced the protestors. Carlson has ridiculed
all of their work on his Fox News show, and many of them have
criticized Carlson themselves in the past.

Smash Racism DC, a Washington DC-based activism group, were behind the Wednesday night

“Tucker Carlson, we will fight, we know where you sleep at
night,” the group chanted.

Carlson was at work at the time and his kids weren’t around, but
his wife was home. She reportedly thought it was a
home invasion and called 911

Some of Carlson’s biggest targets criticized the protestors

But some critics of Carlson were unmoved

Others argued that Carlson should be a pariah, because of his
anti-immigration views, his use of language associated with white
, and his defense of policies that
separate children from their parents

Carlson told the Washington Post the protest left him afraid for
his family.

“How can you go out for dinner and leave the kids at home at this
point?” he said. “If they’re talking about pipe bombs … how do
you live like that?”

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