On Thursday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert came out in support of Fox News host Tucker Carlson after alleged Antifa members went to Carlson’s home on Wednesday night, where his wife was alone, broke his front door and yelled, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.”
Colbert tweeted, “Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.”
Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2018
Carlson told Fox News that one of the crowd in front of his home mentioned a pipe bomb. He told Fox News, “Here’s the problem, I have four children. I never thought twice about leaving them home alone, but this is the reaction because this group doesn’t like my TV show.”
It’s good and right that Colbert showed his concern over leftists targeting Carlson and his family at his home. It’s a different tenor from what he said roughly three weeks ago, when he made fun of Carlson for saying that he was targeted when he ate at restaurants. Here’s what Colbert said then:
Speaking of apartheid, Tucker Carlson, this week, the pundit who looked less like a douche with a bow tie, went on a podcast and explained how the real victim of our divided nation is his dining options.
Colbert played a clip of Carlson stating, “I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at. I don’t feel threatened, but like having someone scream ‘F*** you at a restaurant – it just wrecks your meal.”
Colbert stated, “Come one. Somebody yelling “F*** you” doesn’t ruin a meal, in fact, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. But there’s good news; there’s good news, because there’s still one establishment Tucker frequents.” He then played a clip of Carlson saying, “I don’t actually go to restaurants any more. I only go to one. I go there because I love it and nobody hassles me.”
Colbert continued, “So there’s one restaurant Tucker still goes to. Now, naturally, I thought it was ‘Extremely White Castle.’ But I was wrong. It turns out it’s a restaurant that caters just to him.”
Colbert then played a mock ad in which a character stated:
Welcome to Fuddtuckers. The only restaurant that specifically caters to you, Tucker Carlson. At other restaurants you’ll hear things like, “(bleep) you, Tucker,” or, “Hey, Tucker, get (bleep),” or “Tucker Carlson (bleep) with a weed wacker.” But at Fuddtuckers, the only shouting you’ll hear is to praise our founder, Confederate general Fudderick Ulysses Tucker, whom we celebrate every hour on the hour by shouting, “F U Tucker!” “F U Tucker!” Of course, there’s always our number one Fuddruckers promise: Our restrooms have no mirrors, so you’ll never have to face what you’ve become. So come on down to Fuddtuckers. (Sighs) White power.
Video of Colbert speaking of Carlson and restaurants below: