CNN And Fox News Agree: ‘It’s Completely Unacceptable To Threaten A TV Host’

The CNN PR team backed Fox News' statement on the incident at Tucker Carlson's home Wednesday night.

On Wednesday night, a group of anti-fascist activists protested outside Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s home, pounding on his door to the point of cracking it while spraypainting anarchy symbols on his driveway. Tucker’s wife believed it was a home invasion and called the police while hiding in a pantry. Law enforcement is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime and Twitter has disabled the account of Smash Racism D.C. after it posted Carlson’s home address.

With Carlson’s colleagues and critics coming together to denounce the threats and invasion of privacy, Fox News brass issued a statement calling on those in the media and politics to find “common ground.”

“The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable,” said Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace.

The added, “We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground.”

After Fox News released its remarks, CNN’s PR team pointed out that this was something in which CNN and Fox News could find agreement on.

“It’s completely unacceptable to threaten a TV host and his/her family,” the tweet read.

While Carlson’s home was being targeted by an Antifa mob as his terrified wife hid inside, an Arkansas man was arrested for making dozens of calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon, threatening him with bodily harm and death.

These incidents come on the heels of a crazed Trump superfan mailing out over a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Trump critics, including CNN. Carlson has said that one of the protesters outside his home was caught on video saying that a pipe bomb would be sent to him.


Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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  • elizabetta
    8 November 2018 at 1:42 pm

    While it’s commendable that FOX is calling for more tolerance now, it’s disappointing that they’ve missed so many opportunities to do so over the past two years while left-leaning, centrist and mainstream journalists have been smeared, persecuted, intimidated and threatened. In fact, it seems hypocritical for FOX to stop fanning the flames for five minutes to denounce threatening behavior and promote finding common ground ONLY when one of their own has been threatened. I’m sure tomorrow FOX will again be leading the charge with Trump promoting a congressman who body slammed a reporter, referring to the media as the enemies of the people, and trying to smear the reputation of a journalist who was tortured and killed by Trumps good friends, the Saudi government, for reporting news that was not flattering to them. I have one word for FOX – KARMA.

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