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Fox Execs Blast Mob That Targeted Tucker Carlson's Home

tucker carlson, host of "tucker carlson tonight," poses for photos in a fox studio.

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By    |   Thursday, 08 November 2018 03:18 PM

Top executives at Fox News had strong words for a mob that formed outside the home of host Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, calling the group's actions "reprehensible."

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace released a joint statement to condemn the mob that banged on Carlson's front door and shouted threats about a pipe bomb. Carlson was at the Fox studio preparing for his nightly show at the time, but his wife was home and she hid in a locked room as she called police.

"The incident that took place at Tucker's home last night was reprehensible," the statement reads. "The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable.

"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."

Nearly two dozen people showed up at Carlson's home and chanted, "Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!"

One person in the group spoke into a bullhorn and accused Carlson of "promoting hate." Another person threw himself at the front door multiple times until it cracked.

Someone else in the group mentioned something about bringing a pipe bomb to the home.

The family's four children were not home at the time of the incident. Police showed up and the group dispersed, according to reports.

"It wasn't a protest. It was a threat," Carlson told The Washington Post. "They weren't protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren't asking me to change anything. They weren't protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. ... They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in."

The mob posted videos of itself outside the home on a Twitter account, which has since been suspended.

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Top executives at Fox News had strong words for a mob that formed outside the home of host Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, calling the group's actions "reprehensible."
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