On Thursday morning, we learned that UPS is the carrier that discovered the contents missing from the package overnighted by a Fox News producer in New York to Tucker Carlson when he was in Los Angeles earlier this week, for the interview with Tony Bobulinski.
Daily Beast seems to have been the first to report that UPS announced they’ve located the package contents. That’s good news, although it obviously doesn’t mean that nothing untoward happened to those contents. Daily Beast and other left-wing outlets immediately characterized it as the latter. But given the original description of the incident (that a worker found the package open and missing its contents), and UPS’s avowed concern and the necessity of searching for the contents, it looks clear that the package didn’t just fall open somewhere. At this point, it still appears that the package was opened and the contents removed for some purpose.
That does make it seem as if someone who didn’t know what information was conveyed by those contents wanted to obtained a copy of them (a possibility discussed in last night’s article). But that’s a hypothesis, not a conclusion.
That said, it’s what the total set of information points to. UPS hasn’t disputed anything Carlson said about their effort to locate the contents that were missing from the package. The package, as in the trackable outer covering, was never missing; it was open and its contents had been removed. The Blaze:
UPS Corporate Media Relations Director Glenn Zaccara told Business Insider that Carlson’s “package was reported with missing contents as it moved within our network.”
“UPS is conducting an urgent investigation into this matter and regrets that the package was damaged,” Zaccara said, according to Business Insider. “The integrity of our network and the security of our customers’ goods are of utmost importance. We will remain in frequent, direct contact with Fox News as we learn more through our investigation.”
That report, citing UPS, came out Thursday morning, but before the contents were announced — in a separate disclosure — as found. (The Blaze’s report, which referenced Business Insider’s, has the subheadline “Where’d they go?”) So they were still missing, were not obviously present anywhere, and had to be searched for, apparently for some time. The contents seem to have first been reported missing by the UPS worker on Tuesday morning, and on Thursday morning, when UPS first announced it was the carrier involved, they still hadn’t been found.
We’ll see where it goes from here. Merely mocking people for taking this seriously, as many left-wing outlets are doing, is neither proof nor any sort of compelling argument. It’s just juvenile. We’ll keep you updated.