A small group of Black Lives Matter activists burned an American flag and a photo of Fox News host Tucker Carlson outside its headquarters, but nobody did anything to stop it.
Twitter user Elad Eliahu shared several videos on Thursday, Aug. 12, one of which showed the protesters gathered outside the Fox News building in New York City, chanting that the media company’s hosts are “racists” and “Nazis.”
“You’re full of lies, you’re all racist, you’re Nazis, you’re Zionists, you’re KKK, Proud Boys!” the group was heard yelling.
Another video showed an activist set off a smoke bomb and threatened to bring “real smoke” to the area of Manhattan. Some of them were seen not wearing masks.
A third video featured the BLM protesters lighting an American flag and a picture of Carlson’s face sitting atop the flag. Again, some people filmed the scene with their phones, but no one did anything to stop it.
In his response, Carlson, who is currently the highest-rated person on cable news, said he was “proud” after seeing the videos.
Townhall’s Julio Rosas shared Carlson’s one-sentence comment: “I’m proud to be burned with the flag.”
According to Forbes, the Fox News host, with his Tucker Carlson Tonight, was rated the most-watched show in cable news for the second quarter of 2021, with a total audience of 2.9 million viewers.