On Wednesday night, a mob of about 20 members of a group called Smash Racism, which is part of the left-wing terrorist group Antifa, gathered outside the home of Fox News star Tucker Carlson. He was preparing to go on the air at the time and not at home, but his wife was, and according to video posted by the group itself, this was much more than a protest. …
Carlson told the far-left Washington Post that the left-wing terrorists “blocked off both ends of his street and carried signs that listed his home address.”
Carlson added, “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.”
Carlson told Fox News the terrorists “rang his doorbell, broke his oak door” and that his wife “called the police and locked herself into a pantry.”
Despite all of this, Ygelsias admitted he had “no empathy” for Carlson’s wife of 22 years and admitted that “the idea behind terrorizing [Carlson’s] family … 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.”
Matthew Ygelsias (2010)
Thankfully, Carlson’s four children were not at home when Antifa struck, but Yglesias obviously feels Carlson’s entire family, including his children, do not deserve empathy when terrorized. …
Vox Media is backed by big corporate money, including Comcast-owned NBCUniversal to the tune of $200 million — an investment announced in 2015. The company laid off 50 employees in February 2018.
I always go back to a non-political example of why doxxing home addresses is very bad.
In 1979-1980, John Lennon emerged from his long drug fog and started once again giving coherent, witty interviews. One of his topics was the irony of the composer of “Imagine” with its line about “imagine no possessions” possessing several lavish apartments in the famous Dakota building on Central Park in Manhattan.
That John Lennon lived in The Dakota quickly became famous. But that knowledge didn’t sound like much of a risk since The Dakota exists in part to provide rich people with a high degree of security in their homes.
Fans of Lennon began gathering routinely outside The Dakota to get a glimpse of the ex-Beatle coming and going. This also didn’t seem like a problem since the fans were respectful and Lennon, after years of drug problems in the late 1970s, was in an upbeat mood.
It looked like a happy ending for all concerned.
hat-tip Stephen Neil