The man who went viral this weekend after confronting Fox News Host Tucker Carlson at a bait shop in Montana has received a deluge of hate on his Facebook page since sharing video of the encounter on Instagram.
On Saturday Dan Bailey posted a 22-second clip of his interaction with Carlson at the shop in which he called him, ‘the worst human being ever’ in a rant over the host’s stance on Covid vaccines.
But on Sunday, after the video had garnered more than 113,000 views, Bailey’s Facebook page was hit with more than 150 mostly negative comments under an employment update he shared announcing that he had started a new job at the National Parks Conservation Association as Yellowstone Program Manager.
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Montana fly fisherman Dan Bailey confronted Tucker Carlson on Friday at a fishing supplies store in Livingston, Montana, where he called the Fox News host ‘the worst human being ever’
Bailey is now confronting a wave of negative comments on his Facebook page after the video went viral
Bailey did not immediately return a request for comment. A spokeswoman for the National Parks Conservation Association said Bailey’s opinions were his own and did not reflect those of the organization.
The responses Bailey received included a number of threats, as well as a few noting that as word of Bailey’s encounter got out, he might soon be in the market for a new job.
‘Well, your life is ruined while Tucker will continue to be the highest rated cable news program. Hope your publicity stunt was worth it Dan Bailey!’ wrote one user.
The disparaging comments included threats as well as many suggesting he might soon be out of a job as word of his video got out
The comments were in response to an employment update Bailey made on his Facebook page
‘Be very very very glad I wasn’t at that store that day my lucky friend. The only hunting you would be doing is for a dentist. You are a cowardly scumbag and I will make sure your work gets it good and hard,’ wrote another.
‘Be looking for a new job STAT,’ threatened another. ‘Am in touch with your bosses at the highest levels. Thankfully I have connections in DC and you acted like a punk. Embarrassment to Your employment.’
‘Hey Marxist Dan- probably a good time for you to be looking for another job! Next time you make yourself famous, can you hold in your gut?’ joked another.
‘Confronting a person in front of their children like that makes you a complete coward,’ wrote another, noting that Carlson in the video tells Bailey that he was visiting the store with his daughter.
‘Mr Bailey, you are probably one of the best fishing guides in all of Montana, but you don’t know anything when it comes to the lying media. Tucker is far from a racist and we here in Florida know the truth about the vaccine, so when you get your head out of your fishing box, let us know,’ posted another.
In the video Bailey has a wide smirk while Carlson appears more withdrawn and whispers, ‘My daughter is here,’ to which Bailey says, ‘I don’t care man. You are the worst human being known to man. I want you to know that.’
A local resident named Dan Bailey had someone film the interaction and shared it on Instagram, where he identified himself as the man in the video
The Fox News host says, ‘Settle down son,’ to which Bailey says, ‘Son? Don’t call me son,’ before Carlson walks away with Bailey trying to follow him before the video ends
Bailey shared the 22-second clip to his Instagram page, where it has garnered 113,501 views as of Sunday morning
In response, Carlson says. ‘I appreciate that. I appreciate that.’
Bailey continues, ‘What you have done to everybody else in this state, to the United States, to everyone else in this world. What you have done to families, what you have done to everybody else in this world. I don’t care that your daughter is here. What you’ve done to people’s families –’
As he talks, Carlson notices he is being recorded on a camera and gives a grin.
The Fox News host says, ‘Settle down son,’ to which Bailey says, ‘Son? Don’t call me son,’ before Carlson walks away with Bailey trying to follow him as the video ends.
Bailey captioned the video, ‘It’s not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an a**hole! 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.’
On July 16 episode of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ the Fox News host slammed ‘idiot Republicans’ for focusing on Cuba rather than the ‘tyrannical’ United States government
The video stands out on Bailey’s Instagram, which appears otherwise apolitical and is filled with photos of him hunting and fishing.
It is unclear what Bailey was going to say before the video ended, but his Instagram caption alluded to Carlson’s statements on the Covid-19 vaccine.
Most recently, Carlson called out Republicans on July 16 for focusing on Cuba’s communist regime instead of Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s announcement that the White House is ‘regularly’ coordinating with Facebook and other social media giants on news it thinks should be censored, particularly regarding alleged misinformation about the vaccine.
Carlson said, ‘Even today idiot Republicans on the hill spent their whole day talking about the lack of freedom in Cuba — and it’s not a free country, that’s true — but increasingly neither are we and they don’t seem to notice what’s going on in the country they’re supposed to be running.’
The clip has been shared multiple times on Twitter, including by Donald Trump Jr., who compared Bailey to the newest Emoji depicting a pregnant man
The clip was also shared by the conservative political action committee The Lincoln Project
The Lincoln Project has been known for its anti-Trump stance and has called out Fox News a number of times for its statements on the coronavirus, most recently in a pinned tweet posted on July 22
Carlson did not publicly respond to Bailey’s video as of Sunday morning.
In a statement sent to the Daily Mail, a Fox News spokesperson said, ‘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.’
The clip has been shared multiple times on Twitter, including by Donald Trump Jr., who wrote, ‘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! #SoBrave.’
The clip was also shared by the conservative political action committee The Lincoln Project, whose tweet included Bailey’s quote calling Carlson the ‘worst human being’ and was shared 24,400 times and liked 97,200 times.
The Lincoln Project has been known for its anti-Trump stance and has called out Fox News a number of times for its statements on the coronavirus. A pinned tweet from the organization, posted on July 22, is captioned ‘Fox News has blood on its hands,’ and includes a video dragging the news outlet for its statements against the Covid-19 vaccine.
The fishing store, which coincidentally shares the same name as the man in the video, posted a statement to distance themselves from Bailey’s actions.
The statement read, ‘On July 23rd, a well-known television personality, Tucker Carlson, was affronted while shopping at Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company.
‘Coincidentally, the person engaging Mr. Carlson was a local resident named Dan Bailey. This person has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982.
‘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.’