Fox News host Tucker Carlson lashed out on air at Belfast freelance reporter Murray Carpenter Monday, July 20, according to an Associated Press story published Tuesday in The New York Times, claiming that Carpenter was working on a piece for The Times in which the address of Carlson's Maine home in Bryant Pond would be published. The story was to be about Carlson's plans to spend more time at his Maine home, where he is reportedly building a broadcast studio.

On his show Monday night, he broadcast the names of Carpenter and photographer Tristan Spinski, along with a photo of Carpenter, and threatened to publish their addresses and pictures of their homes. Some of his estimated 4 million viewers responded by publishing what they said were addresses for the two journalists, as well as a phone number for Carpenter and a photo of Spinski's home, The AP said.

Monday night, New York Times Communications tweeted, "@nytimes does not plan to publish Tucker Carlson's residence, which Carlson was aware of before his broadcast tonight."

According to The AP, Carlson also said on his show Monday, "Why is The New York Times doing a story on the location of my family's home? Well, you know why. To hurt us. To injure my wife and kids so I will shut up and stop disagreeing with them. They believe in force.”

The article goes on to note that Carlson has been targeted by protesters in the past. "In 2018," it says, "a group of about 20 demonstrators came to his home in Washington, D.C., one night, pounding on and damaging his front door while his wife was home alone. She called police while hiding in a closet, he said.

"Protesters returned another time, and sent threatening messages, he said. He eventually sold the house and moved his family."

He now has homes in Maine and Florida; the latter is his legal residence.

Carpenter's website says he focuses on science and the environment and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, National Geographic, NPR, and PRI’s The World, as well as working as a radio reporter for Maine Public Broadcasting.

In Maine, he has been on the staff of Maine Times, and was a reporter and editor for The Republican Journal. He is the author of "Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us," published by Penguin Books.

Contacted by email, he declined to comment on the incident with Carlson. However, he and Spinski have both talked to other media outlets. For more on this story, see the following:

Tucker Carlson tweet July 20, 2020

NYTimes Communication tweet July 20,2020

The Associated Press, July 21, 2020, nytimes.com/aponline/2020/07/21/us/ap-us-media-times-carlson.html?searchResultPosition=9

Washington Post, July 23, 2020 washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/23/maine-journalists-under-siege-after-false-accusations-fox-newss-tucker-carlson/

Washington Post July 21, 2020 Tucker Carlson claimed the New York Times planned to expose his address. Then his fans doxed the reporter