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What started out as a small section of a larger segment about elites claiming they were somehow oppressed during Tuesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, blew up Wednesday after the New York Times and social media reporter Taylor Lorenz claimed the Fox News host directed online harassment at her. But during his show later that night, Carlson shot back at the newspaper for absurdly equating criticism to harassment when they were the ones who harassed his family last summer by trying to dox them.
And Carlson wasn’t alone. He teamed up with Federalist co-founder Sean Davis to mock The Times for standing with their ridiculous and embarrassing reporter, who claimed online criticism of her underhanded and creepy reporting had “destroyed my life.”
After noting that newspapers usually reserved making themselves the story unless it was something serious like a kidnapped reporter, Carson jabbed at The Times for speaking out earlier in the day:
But today, the New York Times made an exception to that rule and jumped ferociously to the defense of its social media reporter Taylor Lorenz. Now, we told you about Taylor Lorenz last night in a segment about how the most privileged in our society now consider themselves oppressed. And Taylor Lorenz is certainly a shining example of that principle. A New York report from Greenwich telling you what a victim she is.
In the statement in question, The Times claimed “Tucker Carlson opened his show last night by attacking a journalist” and described it as “a calculated and cruel tactic, which he regularly deploys to unleash a wave of harassment and vitriol at his intended target.”