Thursday, November 08, 2018
Protesters go over the line near a Fox host's home
Media sources report that protesters attempted a breaking and entering of Tucker Carlson’s (Fox News) home Wednesday night.
The Washington Post has a detailed story by Allyson Chiu, Perry Stein and Emma Brown. The home is in NW Washington DC but media sources will not disclose more details. Media sources report that Carlson and possibly other conservative journalists were doxxed. Twitter and Facebook have removed their posts and Twitter has suspended at least one group (Smash Racism DC”).
Carlson’s wife called police while her husband was at work. The acts committed could include vandalism or destruction of property and attempted breaking and entering (could have led to a home invasion). If police have identified perpetrators, prosecution (for crimes committed inside the District of Columbia) by a United States attorney would be possible. (Grand juries for these things meet in secret – I was robbed on the Metro once in 2013, really lost very little [but someone made $25000 of fake Metro cards on my credit card quickly before it was cancelled] – the perpetrator was not prosecuted for my robbery but jailed for another one.)
Tim Pool got into an argument on Twitter with Matthew Yglesias of Vox, who sympathized a bit with the protestors on wanting rich people to know what it feels like to be in danger (like of police profiling, maybe).
I’ve never gotten the personal impression that Tucker Carlson is particularly extreme on the Right.
However the level-headed Wikipedia reports some serious stuff about his past statements.
Listen to Pool’s analysis on the video. This only gets worse. But he notes that protests near the homes of public officials have always happened.
There are also reports of multiple protests tonight (John Bowden, The Hill) over fears that Mueller’s investigation of Trump will be impeded by the new interim AG, Whitaker, who denies that the Russians affected the 2016 elections.