This is the part that I'm most conflicted about. Unlike entertainment celebrities, the Carlsons and McConnells of the world are famous AND they seem to view their jobs as making life as hard as possible for as many people as possible, not just in those peoples' professional lives, but the entirety of their lives.
Should they be allowed to go about their lives outside of work without "all this fuss" that is a direct result of their actions in their workplaces? Do you as a politician really get a private life away from the public? Why? Politicians have entire systems in place to make sure they aren't bothered by the public, as seen by many representatives that *never* hold a town hall, that screen their calls, never accept appointments, located in buildings with security guards (bouncers) who will step in for no other reason than because the representative says they should. Somehow "good manners" are supposed to keep the public at bay from their homes?
They have been isolating themselves not only from the consequences of their actions, but from *hearing* about the consequences of their actions. That's not ok, imo. What option does the public have left to make their voice heard? There's more to a democracy than voting every 2/4 years.
As for Carlson, if you spend your professional life shitting on people, people that don't like to be shit on are going to take issue with that.
So I'm against protesting at peoples' homes. I'm definitely against threatening people with physical harm. But I empathize with people who feel marginalized or disenfranchised and have little outlet for voicing those feelings and concerns to people who are (potentially) directly responsible for those feelings.
I feel the same way about those in the poorer red states where unemployment is high, prospects are low, communities are poor, and infrastructure is non-existent. Voting in a con artist who would taken the threadbare clothes off your back if only he could, while demanding that you love him is not the answer either, but I sympathize with their circumstances.
These particular douchebags in these particular circumstances notwithstanding, the idea that politicians or political influencers should be left in peace when they aren't working is one I struggle with.
Remember the movie John Q.? If you push people hard enough/back them into a corner, they tend to push back. That's also why I have major concerns with wealth distribution and social programs. It's part empathy, and part concern for keeping the peace.