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Fox News Blasted For Suggesting Sen. Tammy Duckworth Improperly Used Veteran Benefits

Fox News likes to pretend they love the United States and support our men and women in the military, and yet they routinely take cheap shots at the current commander-in-chief, lie to their viewers about American foreign policy, and attack people such as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, for daring to speak his mind.

The latest proof that Fox is only interested in sensationalism comes from an article written and posted on the Fox News website by Dom Calicchio that carried this headline:

“Democrat Tammy Duckworth hasn’t paid property tax on her Illinois home since 2015, report says.”

Sen. Duckworth hasn’t paid property taxes on her Illinois home. That’s true, but the reason she hasn’t is because her state waives those taxes for disabled U.S. veterans. Duckworth lost both her legs and part of an arm while serving on active duty with the Army in Iraq. The helicopter she was piloting was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

Yes, the Fox article does go on to note why Duckworth doesn’t pay property taxes, but the headline is pure clickbait and gives the impression that Fox was trying to slag the senator, Mediaite notes:

“As it were, Fox’s headline blatantly suggests that Duckworth is freeloading off of her state. Between that and the article’s admission that Duckworth is a disabled veteran who qualifies for the exemption, many news observers were deeply unimpressed by the article’s apparent framing as a hit piece.”

It didn’t take long before social media lit into Fox News for their misleading headline, with many veterans being among the most outraged by what the so-called “news network” had done:

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Fox News Shames Biden For Cycling And Claims Trump Worked ‘Long Hours’

According to the original purveyors of the fakest news around for gullible conservatives, Fox, the fact that President Joe Biden is active, rides a bike, and stays in shape proves that he’s unfit for office and doesn’t have the same stamina as failed, one-term, twice impeached former President Donald Trump.

On Monday, Fox News showed video of President Biden cycling in Delaware over the weekend, which led host Harris Faulkner to ask Fox contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy for her thoughts on the president’s health.

Campos-Duffy responded:

“Being the leader of the free world has to be the most demanding job in the whole world and he simply does not have the mental or physical stamina to do this job.

“That is why his handlers and his wife — who by the way look increasingly like Visiting Angels — have to schedule in these senior breaks for him so he can take naps and go for bike rides because he can’t concentrate on the job the way he should.”

It was the weekend and Biden was getting some exercise. How is that a bad thing or indicative that he can’t concentrate on his job?

But it was what Campos-Duffy said next that should have made everyone watching spit out their coffee:

“I mean, just compare it to President Donald Trump, who worked these long, long hours and had impromptu hourlong pressers with the media.”

Did your bullshit detector just go off? There’s a reason for that: In 2019 the Washington Post reported that Trump spent one-third of his time in office playing golf. He also reportedly stayed in the residence most days watching cable news and tweeting, not arriving at the Oval Office until the afternoon.

Biden plays golf occasionally, but be sure and notice how he looks playing golf compared to fatso Trump:

Which of these men looks more physically fit? If you say Trump, then you must be a loyal Fox News viewer and have lost the ability to distinguish fact from fiction or fitness from flab.

As for mental fitness, Trump’s claim to fame is his own bragging that he was able to recall a series of words most five-year-old kids can master:

“The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question. It’s like you’ll go ‘person, woman, man, camera, TV.’ So they say could you repeat that? I said, yeah. ‘Person, woman, man, camera, TV.'”

Wow! Give the orange fool his bowl of his ice cream, change his diaper, and put him to bed for being so damn brilliant.

Sorry, Fox, but your lies are getting more absurd and laughable. Biden is leap years ahead of Trump, and he’s also a decent human being, which is something no one has ever said about Donald Trump.

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Tucker Carlson Admits What We’ve Long Suspected: ‘I Lie If I’m Really Cornered Or Something. I Lie.’

One of the main requirements for being an on-air host at Fox News is that you have to be willing to lie, twist the facts, fabricate evidence, and misinform your viewers, even though doing can have disastrous consequences, à la the 2020 election results and subsequent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Of course, the people who work at Fox will never come right out and tell their viewers that they’re being lied to. That would destroy whatever modicum of credibility they might have in the minds of the right-wing MAGA faithful, many of who have now switched to even more extreme sources of bullshit, i.e. Newsmax and One America News.

But in a moment of stunning honesty, Tucker Carlson is admitting that he does indeed lie, telling right-wing Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” that lying is part of who he is, even though he immediately tried to take it back Media Matters reports:

“I guess I would ask myself, like, I mean I lie if I’m really cornered or something. I lie. I really try not to. I try never to lie on TV. I just don’t — I don’t like lying. I certainly do it, you know, out of weakness or whatever.”

So if you’re not trying to lie, that means you’re not a liar? Good luck selling that one in a court of law. Sure, I committed perjury, but I didn’t like doing it. Tell a judge that and the next sound you hear will be the cell doors closing as you settle in to serve your sentence.

Carlson also fessed up to harming people with his lies and misinformation, but he claims he didn’t do it out of malice:

“And I have to say. There have been many times in the twenty-five years I’ve been in TV where I think you know, are we using this, like, very substantial power that we have to put pictures on the screen to hurt weak people. And I have done that, inadvertently over the years because I got carried away. But I really try not to.”

Tucker didn’t mean to slag a person who was totally innocent. It was inadvertent; he just got carried away. That’s certain to make the person he attacked feel so much better.

Remember the man who approached Carlson recently in Montana and called him “the worst human being ever”? The reason that resonated so deeply with people is because it’s true. Tucker Carlson is a total douchebag, and a self-admitted liar. Those things alone make him a lowlife.

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Jen Psaki Smacks Down Fox’s Peter Doocy For Saying Americans Are ‘Stranded’ In Afghanistan

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki put Fox News reporter Peter Doocy in his place Monday when he attempted to suggest that the Biden administration is leaving Americans “stranded” in Afghanistan, despite the fact that the U.S. has already airlifted 40,000 Afghans and Americans out of the country so far.

After he let loose with his question/editorial comment, Psaki made it clear she wasn’t about to let Doocy use a question to spread lies, telling him:

“First of all I think it’s irresponsible to say ‘Americans are stranded.’ They are not. We are committed to bringing Americans who want to come home, home. We are in touch with them via phone, via text, via email, via any way that we can possibly reach Americans, to get them home if they want to return.

“No American is stranded.”

Doocy tried to push back on what Psaki said, but she immediately shot him down:

“I’m just calling you out for saying that we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home, we are going to bring them home and I think that’s important for the American public to hear and understand.”

Fox — along with right-wing “news” outlets Newmax and OAN — is looking for a way to attack the Biden administration anyway they can. They know his policies are popular with the American people, so they’re hoping to spread a lie that somehow Americans are being left behind in Afghanistan. They’re also conveniently neglecting to mention that the withdrawal began while failed, one-term former President Donald Trump was still in office.

Doocy was also pilloried on social media for his remarks:

For the next press conference, maybe Fox News can just send Wile E. Coyote and have him show off some of his wonderful wares directly from the Acme Corporation right before they explode and leave him picking up his teeth.

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Fox News’ Latest Conspiracy Theory: Biden Is Using COVID To ‘Distract’ From Afghanistan

It was only a matter of time before the blockheads at Fox News cooked up yet another conspiracy theory, and they’ve really outdone themselves with their latest lunacy.

During a segment on the network Sunday, host Rachel Campos-Duffy told viewers:

“The White House was busy making headlines this week — but not about our Afghanistan response. The president instead announcing he will give a booster shot and mandating the vaccine for nursing homes staff. But is this just an attempt to distract the American people away from the Afghanistan crisis?”

Republicans think that because their tangerine lord and savior, Donald Trump, could never walk and chew gum at the same time, and the fact that Biden can must be proof of some nefarious intent.

Fox News “medical correspondent” Dr. Marty Makary then joined the discussion, telling Campos-Duffy:

“There have been daily headline-grabbing announcements from the White House with no new supporting data. And then on Thursday, they hit the nuclear button and said the FDA is going to grant full approval [for COVID-19 vaccines] and they gave those details yesterday.”

How exactly is keeping the American public informed about the latest regarding vaccines for the biggest public health crisis in a century hitting the “nuclear button?” It’s safe to say most of us want as much information as possibly about coronavirus since it’s a clear and present danger.

Makary then added:

“Medical advice should be exempt from partisan manipulation and news announcements like this. When we politicize COVID right now for the sake of changing the news cycle, it damages that great credibility and public trust of the medical profession.”

However, the good doctor failed to provide a shred of evidence that anything had been manipulated or politicized. It’s just a giant bag of crap soup the disinformation experts at Fox cooked up to rile their viewers.

The bottom line is this: Last week alone, COVID claimed the lives of about 1,000 Americans each and every day, according to the New York Times.

How many Americans died in Afghanistan over the past week? Zero. So which is the bigger threat? According to Fox, it’s what’s happening in a country 7,000 miles away. How’s that for some twisted logic and misplaced priorities?