Returning to television after a mob coalesced at his home and harassed his family. Expressing his gratitude for those who reached out to offer their support.
“For every masked lunatic in front of my house, there have been you know a hundred people — some of whom I don’t agree with politically — calling or sending texts of support and kindness,” he said adding, “It’s just a reminder of what a really nice country it is.”
Speaking of the incident that prompted his wife to lock herself in the pantry due to fear. Carlson said it was more accurately described as a “threat” instead of protest.
“I’ve characterized the Antifa people and people like them as protesters but they’re not. I mean, they’re not protesting anything. […] They weren’t trying to change my mind or advocate for a position. They were threatening my family to get me to stop talking,” he said.
Fox News unsurprisingly stood with Carlson condemning the act in a joint statement released by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace:
“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.”
Carlson then went on to describe how fortunate he was to be in a position that could call attention to the incident and thus protect him, as well as how detrimental it must be for others.
“You think of all the people — most people in this country — who don’t have that lucky combination of circumstances and they really feel like they have to shut up, that they can’t say what they think because they’ll be punished.”