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Video: Protestors outside Fox News burn American flag and photo of Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson at a 2018 speech for Turning Point USA. (Gage Skidmore)
August 12, 2021

On Wednesday, demonstrators burned an American flag and a photo of Fox host Tucker Carlson outside the Fox News’ headquarters in Manhattan.

In a series of videos posted on Twitter, a crowd is seen shouting outside the studio.

“You’re full of lies, you’re all racist, you’re Nazis, you’re Zionists, you’re KKK, Proud Boys, and probably a bunch of police officers,” one demonstrator could be heard yelling in a video clip shared on Twitter. “He’s laughing, but this isn’t funny, black people are dying and you’re not talking about that.”

In the another video, another person lights a smoke signal while an American flag lies on the ground burning. The final video shows a demonstrator place a photo of Carlson on the already blazing flag.

Carlson told Townhall reporter Julio Rosas that he is “proud to be burned with the flag.”

Mr. Carlson has been the target of multiple demonstrations in recent weeks. In July, Carlson was accosted by a customer while shopping in a fly fishing store in Livingston, Montana.

The customer, Dan Bailey, shared a video of the confrontation in a now-deleted post on Instagram, referring to Carlson as “the worst human being,” the Washington Examiner reported.

“You are the worst human being known to man. I want you to know that,” Bailey said to Carlson in the video. “What you have done to this state, to the United States, to everything else in this world. I don’t care that your daughter’s here. What you have done to everybody else in this world….”

“Settle down, son,” responded Carlson with a laugh.

“‘Son?’ Don’t call me son,” Bailey replied.

“This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American,” Bailey wrote in the video’s caption, along with the hashtags “#stayoutofmontana” and “#trumplost.”

Fox News criticized the July episode as “totally inexcusable.”

“Ambushing Tucker Carlson while he is in a store with his family is totally inexcusable — no public figure should be accosted regardless of their political persuasion or beliefs simply due to the intolerance of another point of view,” a Fox News spokesperson told the Examiner in an email.

The shop where the confrontation took place, Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company, wrote in a post that Bailey “has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982.”

“To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully,” the store added. “Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers.”