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Tucker Carlson issues scathing statement in response to CNN reporter's 'disgusting' story

Tucker Carlson issues a scathing response to a CNN reporter's story about the Antifa incident at his home. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon)

Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson is not happy with Brian Stelter, CNN's chief media reporter and host of "Reliable Sources."

The top Fox host issued a scathing statement Friday in response to a story Stelter published about the validity of claims Carlson made regarding the Antifa mob that gathered at his house last week.

What did Carlson say?

In a statement provided through Fox News, Carlson told Stelter:

CNN has repeatedly defended Antifa, and you are doing it again now. Your story is a disgusting attempt to minimize an attack on my family and bring more pain to my wife and four children. I'm not playing along. I hope you're ashamed of yourself. You should be.

What provoked Carlson?

Carlson issued his statement in response to Stelter's story, which is titled: "Tucker Carlson claimed his door was 'cracked' by Antifa protesters. The police saw no sign of that."

The story dives into details about the frightful November night for Carlson and his family.

While noting the "protest has been widely condemned by many members of the media, including multiple anchors at CNN," the story centers on one detail: Carlson's claim that protesters cracked his front door. Carlson made the claim to the Washington Post.

From CNN's story:

Liberal critics of Carlson have cast doubt on that claim by saying there was no evidence of damage to the door. They have accused him of lying and exaggerating to score political points. So CNN contacted the D.C. police and asked about the door. The police report about the incident did not mention any damage on the door. Was there any sign that it was cracked, as Carlson claimed?

A spokesperson for the Washington Metropolitan police told CNN: "MPD did not observe any visible damage to the front door of the victim's house the night of the incident."

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