On Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he received a cease and desist letter from a lawyer representing Tony Podesta over his reporting on the Podesta Group, the Daily Caller reported.
“Podesta isn’t just complaining about us, he’s threatening us,” Carlson said.
According to the co-founder of the Daily Caller, the letter, “demands that the show ‘immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and the Podesta group.’ It demands we retract and delete all our prior reporting on the Podesta group and warns that if we don’t do this, ‘Mr. Podesta may pursue legal action, including for damages in order to fully protect his rights.”
Carlson added: “Podesta’s lawyer wasn’t trying to inform us of anything — but to threaten us, to shut down our reporting on his client. One lawyer we talked to earlier today said the Podesta people have used this tactic with others before, it’s common. It’s an effort to use fear to control press coverage.”
But, Carlson further said, “we’re not