We’re sure there’s a handful of nutty crackpots out there who liked the idea of that Florida idiot sending pipe bombs to the Clintons and the Obamas and all the rest, but last we checked, none of them work for any respected conservative news outlet. When it comes to bringing mob violence to a politician or pundit’s front door, we should all be very clear about where we stand. And from what we’ve seen, conservatives have roundly condemned and unequivocally turned their backs on each and every instance of right-wing violence. There’s just no tolerance for this nonsense.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the left.
Last week, a mob of approximately 20 Antifa leftists, going under the local name of Smash Racism D.C., gathered outside the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson with protest signs, video cameras, and threatening chants. Carlson was not home at the time, and his wife was in the house alone. Understandable, she was stunned and afraid when the group began screaming at the house through a bullhorn, pounding on the door, and chanting slogans like, “We know where you sleep at night!” She locked herself in a closet and called the cops.
You would think any human being with a family could find some sympathy in his heart for Carlson and his wife, but apparently that group does not include liberal Vox.com co-founder Matthew Yglesias. He went out of his way to tell the Twitterverse this week that he doesn’t care one whit about Carlson, his family, or his safety. In fact, he thinks there’s something wrong with you if you do.
“I think the idea behind terrorizing his family, like it or not as a strategy, is to make them feel some of the fear that the victims of MAGA-inspired violence feel thanks to the non-stop racial incitement coming from Tucker, Trump, etc,” Yglesias wrote. “I agree that this is probably not tactically sound but if your instinct is to empathize with the fear of the Carlson family rather than with the fear of his victims then you should take a moment to reflect on why that is.”
Oh, hmm, let’s see. Okay, we’ve taken said moment and there are no such victims. Next point, Matthew?
“I met a woman who didn’t leave the house for months because she was afraid of being picked up by ICE and never seeing her US citizen kids and husband again,” he wrote. “What sense was there in terrorizing her family?”
Gee, Matthew, you ever meet someone who got locked up in prison for committing a crime? It’s called enforcing the law, you dolt.
“I honestly cannot empathize with Tucker Carlson’s wife at all — I agree that protesting at her house was tactically unwise and shouldn’t be done — but I am utterly unable to identify with her plight on any level,” he concluded, in case there was any misunderstanding.
If the most you can say about this dangerous stunt is that it was “tactically unwise,” then you have been exposed as the inhumane fanatic that you are.
But then, your website has been proof enough of that for some time.