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Tucker Carlson villainizes journalists on his top-rated show. Then the threats pour in.

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"...he has increasingly found fodder in criticizing lesser-known media figures whom he presents to his audience as symbols of liberalism run amok. And a subset of viewers are inspired to personally harass those journalists with threatening messages. Los Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan told The Post that she contacted local police and filed a report with the Federal Bureau of Investigation — mentioning Carlson by name — after a Feb. 8 segment on his show took aim at a column she published three days earlier. ...Heffernan said she received waves of harassing and threatening messages, including letters mailed to her home address and a text message to her phone from a sender indicating a knowledge of where she lived. The text message in particular spooked her, and her local police department took it seriously. Officers drove past her house and around her neighborhood multiple times, she said.

In early March, New York Times technology and digital culture reporter Taylor Lorenz took note on Twitter of International Women’s Day by urging her followers to support female journalists and raising concerns about the online harassment she and other women in the profession have experienced. Carlson decided to devote a segment of his show to Lorenz’s complaint — in particular highlighting her claim that online harassment had “destroyed” her life, which he mocked. Days later, Lorenz shared on Twitter an email she had received in the aftermath of the show, repeatedly urging her to “kill yourself." “It’s not just mean tweets,” said Lorenz’s friend, video producer Sara Pearl Kenigsberg. “It’s death threats. It’s people trying to dox her, or figuring out where she lives or her family situation, or contacting and harassing her family. It’s very scary.” (Lorenz was not made available for an interview.)

Murray Carpenter and Tristan Spinski, two Maine-based journalists with relatively small online profiles, declined to comment for this story when asked about the harassment they received in July, after Carlson named them on his show and told his audience that they planned to reveal the location of his Maine home in a story for the Times. At the time, both Carpenter and Spinski told Post media critic Erik Wemple that they were forced to call law enforcement. Spinski, a freelance photographer, appeared to get the worst of it — there was an attempted break-in at his house following the segment."


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Tucker Carlson is trying to bully journalists into silence. Interesting that when demonstrators once appeared at his house, Fox News condemned the action. Now, they, themselves, are paying someone to promote it, and worse.

There needs to be some lawsuits.
 

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Here's a transcript from his show where he spends time on the Virginia Heffernan story.

Great. Now we're getting somewhere.
But I couldn't find where Carlson said anything that could be interpreted as "encouraging people to threaten journalists who have done him no harm".
Did you delete it somehow so you could bring it back later for dramatic effect?
He was commenting about a columnist who seems to have emotionally screwed herself up quite a bit for political reasons and thus was complaining that she couldn't find a reason to hate her politically dissimilar neighbor for what he did for her.
 

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Plenty of news media have criticized Taylor Lorenz, who herself makes a living by baiting and attacking others.

 

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Why is the left so intolerant of those who dare to report the truth?
 

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For the curious, here's the piece from Virginia Heffernan that Carlson (and thousands of other people) took issue with. In it, she struggles with whether or not she should thank her neighbors for shoveling her driveway for her, comparing them to Hezbollah and Nazi sympathizers because they happened to vote for Trump.

There is literally nothing wrong with her column.
She isn't comparing them to those groups. She is comparing the situation and how one should handle it on a human level.

You literally missed the whole point of her column.
 

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The only way he stops is if the ad money dries up! I don't know who advertises on his show but this latest conspiracy stuff about the vaccine is dangerous and irresponsible and the companies that finance that are complicit.
i will pay 50 a month or more to keep him 0jn air, i hope a lot of others will as well. the MSM's Lying BS about him makes that decision easy for me.

that one the MSM published criticizing him the other day about questioning the vaccine was a BS hit piece. he never said it was not true, he questions WHY if it is true, and the vaccine works, do we still have restrictions. we are fully within our rights to question our leaders about restrictions like this.
 

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That's exactly where she was wrong - when she said it.
No she was dead on and her mistake was saying sorry for it. What one has to understand is the cry babies like you are never gonna back off. Always a victim always someone else's fault. Someone else always has to go first.

You want people to act more civil. Then act accordingly. You want people to not say shit like this? Then act accordingly. You want everyone else to take personal responsibility for their actions but when it's you and your actions. Its the other person's fault.

Your whole group is a joke full of bullshit and Karen's.

I can't stand your type and these woke nimrods on the left.
 

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Great. Now we're getting somewhere.
But I couldn't find where Carlson said anything that could be interpreted as "encouraging people to threaten journalists who have done him no harm".
Did you delete it somehow so you could bring it back later for dramatic effect?
He was commenting about a columnist who seems to have emotionally screwed herself up quite a bit for political reasons and thus was complaining that she couldn't find a reason to hate her politically dissimilar neighbor for what he did for her.

What we have here is a pattern of Carlson attacking journalists and his fans going after them. Its as though he likes it.
 

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No she was dead on and her mistake was saying sorry for it. What one has to understand is the cry babies like you are never gonna back off. Always a victim always someone else's fault. Someone else always has to go first.

You want people to act more civil. Then act accordingly. You want people to not say shit like this? Then act accordingly. You want everyone else to take personal responsibility for their actions but when it's you and your actions. Its the other person's fault.

Your whole group is a joke full of bullshit and Karen's.

I can't stand your type and these woke nimrods on the left.

This sort of thing is terrible. As if someone deserves to be terrorized. She didn't even directly compare these groups to Republicans. She merely pointed out that even the worst groups of people can express kindness.

The attacks on her are insane.
 

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This sort of thing is terrible. As if someone deserves to be terrorized. She didn't even directly compare these groups to Republicans. She merely pointed out that even the worst groups of people can express kindness.

The attacks on her are insane.

Lol I got reported for that post..as if that doesn't sum up that group I don't know what does.

Act like uncivil brats and then cry victim when it's flipped
 

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What we have here is a pattern of Carlson attacking journalists and his fans going after them. Its as though he likes it.
So that's your way of saying there was nothing that could be interpreted as "encouraging people to threaten journalists who have done him no harm" but you really think he wants them to and that's good enough for you to insist he does.
 
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