Over 11 years ago, when this blog was in its infancy, I posted a strongly worded opinion post about anti-war protestors invading the residential space of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When you have a basic principle that an action is wrong, it’s wrong regardless of who the victims or who the perpetrators are on the political spectrum. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now although in retrospect the protestors 11 year ago were mild compared to what is happening today.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages.
There was some sort of commotion happening outside his home in Northwest D.C.
“I called my wife,” Carlson told The Washington Post in a phone interview. “She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. … Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
His wife, thinking it was a home invasion, locked herself in the pantry and called 911, Carlson said. The couple have four children, but none were home at the time.
Antifa thugs chanted “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night”, the oak front door of the house was cracked after being pounded on and the security camera caught someone mentioning a “mail bomb”. These thugs had blocked off both ends of the neighborhood street and posted online the addresses of not just Carlson but also the addresses of his brother and his best friend.
The timing of this home attack wasn’t a coincidence. Carlson was not home but at work meaning that the assault on the house was meant to terrorize the Carlson children and Carlson’s wife. Miserable cowards drag the innocent into their dramas, children particularly, using them as shields and soft targets. Vile. The neighbors on that street are collateral damage as their safety and their freedom to move freely with an expectation of not being in the midst of a melee that appears to be on the verge of violence has been diminished.
You have a beef with a politician or political pundit? Get a permit and protest at their office.
UPDATE 01/24/2019: Several commenters have referred to the published testimony of one protester to downplay the severity of the situation. However, the witness ends his statement with this:
The point, in other words, is to unsettle and frighten — and I certainly would have been frightened had it been me in that house.