Far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson constantly broadcasts racist conspiracy theories and medical disinformation to millions of viewers each night. His on-air callouts often lead to harassment, even if his segments have no basis in fact.
So people applauded a Montana man, Dan Bailey, who went viral this week for confronting Carlson in a bait and tackle shop, shaming him for how he's used his platform.
Bailey said to Carlson:
"You are the worst human being known to man. I want you to know that."
In an Instagram post, he continued:
"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."
Fox News issued a statement in response to the confrontation, with a spokesperson saying:
"Ambushing Tucker Carlson while he is in a store with his family is totally inexcusable — no public figure should be accosted regardless of their political persuasion or beliefs simply due to the intolerance of another point of view."
Carlson even encouraged Americans to confront those who wore masks outside in public:
"So the next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or on the bike path, do not hesitate. Ask politely but firmly, 'Would you please take off your mask? Science shows there is no reason for you to be wearing it. Your mask is making me uncomfortable."
People weren't here for Carlson's—or Fox's—hypocrisy.
People applauded Bailey's strong condemnation.