It was only a matter of time before this happened…
The New York Times has received heavy backlash after a recent statement about Tucker Carlson’s claim.
Carlson had stated, “Last week, The New York Times began working on a story about where my family and I live. So why is The New York Times doing a story on the location of my family’s house? Well, you know why. To hurt us, to injure my wife and kids so that I will shut up and stop disagreeing with them. They believe in force.”
“Their story about where we live is slated to run in the paper this week. Editors there know exactly what will happen to my family when it does run. I called them today and I told them. But they didn’t care. They hate my politics. They want the show off the air. If one of my children gets hurt because of a story they wrote, they won’t consider it collateral damage, they know it’s the whole point of the exercise: To inflict pain on our family, to terrorize us, to control what we say. That’s the kind of people they are.”
New York Times’ response was: [The New York Times] does not plan to publish Tucker Carlson’s residence, which Carlson was aware of before his broadcast tonight.”
However, Carlson had never said that Times was going to release his address. Carlson had said that a story would be run in the location of where Carlson lived.
A journalist put it simply:
2. Tucker provides plenty for the NYT to cover on his show. PLENTY. I just don’t see how a national outlet needs to focus on the town in which he lives. It’s the kind of thing that distracts from the real story and the important reporting that should be done on his program.See Also
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 21, 2020
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