Twitter Suspends Account of Far-Left Group That Threatened Tucker Carlson With Violence

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
November 8, 2018Politicsshare

Twitter has suspended the account of the far-left extremist group Smash Racism DC after its members went to the Washington home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson and allegedly tried to break in.

Carlson wasn’t home at the time of the incident on Nov. 7 but his wife was and said she believed the group was trying to break into her house so she called the police and hid in the pantry.

Carlson told Fox that the group broke his oak front door and that one of them was caught on security footage mentioning a pipe bomb.

“I called my wife. She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming,” he added to the Washington Post. “Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”

The extremists also posted videos of themselves at the house, ringing the doorbell before starting to chant threats of violence against Carlson.

“Each night you tell us we are not safe. Tonight you’re reminded that we have a voice. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either,” one post read.  The group also published the home address of Carlson and several people linked to him.

Twitter didn’t take action against Smash Racism DC when it posted videos of members harassing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a restaurant in September, seen in the video embedded at the top of the page, but finally took action after users noted the new videos certainly violated the platform’s term of service.

“We prohibit behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice,” one part of the terms states. Both Cruz and Carlson are Twitter users.

The group’s Facebook page is still up.

Co-Founder’s Page Still Up

While Twitter suspended Smash Racism DC’s page, the page of one of the group’s co-founders remains up.

Mike Isaacson, an open communist, has tried distancing himself from the group he helped start, but does support their actions. In a recent tweet, he said: “I still approve of their actions and am glad i cofounded smash racism dc.”

In an Oct. 28 tweet, he added: “Personally not a fan of demonstrating how docile the left is compared to the right for the sake of moral high ground. it’s high time for revenge.”

Isaacson gained notoriety in 2017 when hidden cameras from Project Veritas showed he believes all supporters of President Donald Trump are Nazis. He told people at a so-called “training camp” that people should punch the supporters if they tried to voice their views.

The self-described anarchist again openly advocated violence against conservatives in an interview with The Hill and spouted a conspiracy theory that police departments and the military have been infiltrated by Nazis.

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