Fox News host Tucker Carlson was confronted by a furious critic while shopping with his family and told, “you are the worst human being known to mankind.”
A man named Dan Bailey found himself trending on social media over the weekend thanks to a video taken by a friend of a confrontation with Carlson at a fly-fishing store in Montana.
In the footage, Bailey told Carlson, “you are the worst human being known to mankind” and continued to harass him while the Fox News host said he was with his family.
“I don’t care that your daughter’s here,” Bailey said.
Once Carlson noticed the camera, he laughed and told Bailey to “settle down, son.”
Though the confrontation appears relatively short, Bailey celebrated confronting Carlson when he posted the video to Instagram.
“It’s not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it!” he wrote. “What an asshole! This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American.”
Carlson is Fox News’ most popular host and a frequent critic of liberals, particularly regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests. Carlson has even claimed recently that efforts to silence him reach all the way to the federal government. The conservative pundit claimed the National Security Agency (NSA) was monitoring his communications to take him off the air. The agency denied this, though a report this week claimed Carlson’s name was “unmasked” in third party communications being monitored.
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The recent incident between Carlson and Bailey occurred at Montana’s Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company, which was quick to release a statement saying the similarity in name between the accoster and the company is only a coincidence.
“This person has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982,” they said. “To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers.”
Bailey’s actions were still spread far and wide and celebrated by Carlson critics on social media.
“Yes!!!” comedian Margaret Cho excitedly commented on the Instagram post.
“I’m just wondering how I can go about buying a beer for this fellow Dan Bailey,” writer Charlotte Clymer tweeted.
Keep spreading this incredible video far and wide of Tucker Carlson being confronted by a brave patriot and told off in public. Not all heroes wear capes! https://t.co/86BtkYEwCX
— ReallyAmerican.com ?? (@ReallyAmerican1) July 25, 2021
Sex is great but have you watched the guy tell off Tucker Carlson in the store?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 25, 2021
Conservatives were predictably more defensive of Carlson, with filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza even suggesting Bailey should be arrested for his actions.
This is a shocking video. This man should be arrested for what he did to Tucker Carlson in front of his daughter.https://t.co/tMq8Tm8Da6
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 25, 2021
Is the loser who went out of his way to have someone video him harassing Tucker in public for some viral content the model for the new Pregnant Male Emoji? The likeness is uncanny! #SoBravehttps://t.co/c4JnuoAklz
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 25, 2021
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