No, no. goddamnit, no!
Courtesy of CNN:
Police were called to the Washington, D.C. home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night when a group of protesters showed up and shouted threats.
Smash Racism D.C., which calls itself an “anti-fascist,” or Antifa, group, claimed responsibility for the protest on social media. It has previously targeted Ted Cruz, Kirstjen Nielsen, and other right-wing figures.
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!” They called him a “racist scumbag” and hurled epithets.
The Twitter account also shared Carlson’s address, which is a violation of Twitter’s rules. By late Wednesday night, Twitter had suspended the group, which means the tweets and videos are now deleted.
Carlson told the Washington Post, “It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat.” He said “they were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”
Carlson told the Post that one of the individuals “actually cracked the front door” of his home.
Carlson was at his Fox News office across town, preparing for his 8 p.m. talk show, when the disturbance occurred. His wife Susan was home alone.
Seriously how does this help?
Who does this and thinks it helps their cause?
All they have done is give Trucker Carlson, and the Right Wing, the opportunity to vilify the Left and play the victim.
Look I hate Tucker Carlson as much as anybody, and if I saw him in person I would have to fight the urge to punch him in that fat smug face of his.
But I would indeed fight that urge because I am a fucking adult and I know that hitting him would solve nothing.
Those of us on the Left and I am not really sure if this group can technically be categorized as such, must do a better job than those on the other side of keeping our shit in check.
Let THEM be the ones who embrace violence, let THEM be the ones who cannot argue with the facts, let THEM be the ones who attempt to win arguments through intimidation.
WE are better than this, and if WE are not better than this, then WE do not deserve to lead.
Update: Stephen Colbert weighs in.
Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2018
Yep, what he said.