Fox News’ Kat Timpf is the third member of the network to be publicly harassed within a relatively short period of time – having been run out of a Brooklyn restaurant by taunting patrons.
Back in October, Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade was harassed by two men from an alleged comedy team called The Good Liars, who followed him around NYC (mainly in the Subway) for thirty minutes, lobbing questions at him and attempting to get passengers to disparage him too. Then earlier this month, a handful of masked Antifa protestors swarmed Tucker Carlson’s house while his wife was home alone, chanting “racist scumbag, leave town,” and “we will fight, we know where you sleep at night” and breaking his front door.
Here’s Timpf on her ordeal:
I was just ran out of an establishment because of where I work. Chewed out, abused. But I guess that’s the norm now.
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) November 11, 2018
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 12, 2018
I genuinely hope that none of the people who are saying I deserved what happened to me ever have to experience the fear and humiliation that comes with being publicly harassed.
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) November 12, 2018
Timpf recounted her experience to National Review (where she’s also employed), stating that it all began because a single customer overheard Timpf telling a bartender she worked at Fox. Judging by Timpf’s characterization of the incident, it’s clear that’s literally the only detail the mob knew about Timpf.
“Over the weekend I was at a bar and a girl realized I worked at Fox News and started screaming at me telling me to get out. I tried to move to a different area of the bar and she kept screaming at me, telling me to get out,” Timpf said. “I kept trying to say, what did I say that you had a problem with. Maybe I thought it was one of my views that was so offensive. She said it doesn’t matter. I don’t think she knew a single thing that I ever said on TV. She just knew where I worked and that was enough for me to be run out of the bar,” she added.
It’s worth noting that Timpf is generally critical of President Trump, and doesn’t neatly fit on either side of the right-left ideological spectrum (she’s a self-described libertarian).
Timpf says that the belligerent woman was surrounded by a large group of men and women who simply laughed as she was harassed. It’s unclear where this altercation occurred. From Timpf’s account, there’s no evidence that any of the bar’s staff attempted to intervene.
No shortage of left-wing violence
As Breitbart has valiantly tracked and documented, there have been over 600 instances of left-wing violence against conservatives since Trump declared his candidacy. There were fifty in October alone.
Some notable examples from the full list include:
- July 27, 2016: OH: Black Trump Supporter Shot at Cleveland Bar During Heated Political Debate.
- March 8, 2016: 3 arrested for pulling gun on Trump supporter.
- June 18, 2016: Man attempts to assassinate Trump in Nevada.
- November 16, 2016: Man gunned down outside bar after he joked about voting for Trump.
- June 15, 2017: Several shots fired at truck flying ‘Make America Great Again’ flag on I-465 in Indiana.
- June 14, 2017: Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire on a group of Republican congressman. Rep. Steve Scalise is shot and nearly dies.
- August 16, 2017: Anti-Donald Trump campaigner ‘shoots Republican neighbor twice in the head.
- May 18, 2018: Gunman shot at Trump golf club in protest of Trump.
- September 11, 2018: DC police investigate a threat to commit mass shooting at a MAGA event in Trump International Hotel.
- October 29, 2018: FL: Shots Fired into South Daytona Republican Party Office.
The recent harassment of Fox News employees mirrors the harassment we’ve seen of elected officials earlier in the year (encouraged by Maxine Waters, Cory Booker, among others), and unfortunately, that means its just getting started.