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Veterans Group Shreds Tucker Carlson For Minimizing The War Crimes Committed By Putin

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been making excuses for the brutal actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, remarking on February 21:

“So, today we sent another letter to Vladimir Putin asking for an interview. We hope we get it. We also sent a message to the President of Ukraine. We would like that interview too. Neither one of these men runs a democracy. By traditional American standards, both of them are tyrants.”

Both of them are tyrants? Did President Zelensky invade Russia or any of his neighbors? No, he didn’t. Did Putin? Yes.

Carlson also had this to say about the Russian mass murderer:

“Why do Democrats want you to hate Putin? Has Putin shipped every middle class job in your town to Russia? Did he manufacture a worldwide pandemic that wrecked your business? Is he teaching your kids to embrace racial discrimination? Is he making fentanyl? Does he eat dogs? These are fair questions and the answer to all of them is no… It may be worth asking yourself… why do I hate Putin?”

Such comments have led VoteVets to release a video showing images of the war crimes being committed by Russian troops operating under the direct orders of Putin, including the killing of innocent civilians.

Mass graves have recently been discovered in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, with women and children executed at close range with their hands tied behind their backs. They were slaughtered by Russian forces loyal to Putin. If that’s not a war crime, then no such thing exists.

Tucker Carlson and others at Fox deserve to be reminded of their disgusting support for a man who thinks nothing of bombing a maternity hospital or shelling a theater where children are being sheltered.

Be sure and share this video with Carlson on his Twitter account. Maybe having to see these images thousands of times will remind him what a scumbag he is:

 

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‘Angry’ US Army Vet Shreds Lauren Boebert For Her Childish Antics At SOTU Address

During Tuesday evening’s State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden brought up the issue of U.S. military veterans who have been exposed to toxic materials that are destroyed in what are known as “burn pits” on forward bases in places such as Iraq and may be responsible for the brain cancer which killed his son, Beau:

 “One of those soldiers was my son, Major Beau Biden. I don’t know for sure if the burn pit that he lived near was the cause of his brain cancer, and disease of so many other troops. But I am committed to find out everything we can.”

As the president was speaking, Colorado GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert stood and shouted, “13 of them!” Boebert was apparently making reference to the 13 service members who were killed in a bombing during the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan last year.

That heckling enraged many people, including U.S. Army veteran Eileen Rivers, who excoriated Boebert in an op-ed she wrote for USA Today, noting that while we should welcome political disagreement, “there is also something wrong with reducing what should be thoughtful political discourse – done at the right time with real information – to a shameful and antagonizing heckle.”

Rivers went on to add:

“The congresswoman’s comments about a 20-year war perpetuated by leaders in both parties were misleading and lacked context. She not only lowered discourse, she disrespected the office of the presidency. I am a veteran. I spent four years of my life in the Army as an Arabic linguist. I come from a family of veterans. And I am angry.”

Most importantly, Rivers says she wants to make it clear that Lauren Boebert — who has never served a day in any branch of the military — is not the right messenger for such a message:

“When she stifled the president, she was also stifling me. Surely others who have lost loved ones felt that, too.

“Boebert does not speak for me. And neither do other members of the GOP who reinforced her sentiments on social media.”

Lauren Boebert is a pustule on the U.S. Congress. She needs to be excised by the voters in November.

 

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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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Donald Trump Veterans

Fox’s Andrew Napolitano Says He Has No Doubt That Trump Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’

This week’s crisis inside the Trump White House is related to Bob Woodward’s new book, which proves that the president knew exactly how deadly and contagious the novel coronavirus was but refused to fully inform the American public, which has so far led to more than 190,000 deaths from the virus, the most on the planet.


Last week, however, the administration was dealing with fallout from an article in The Atlantic which alleged that Trump had called American soldiers who died in combat “losers” and “suckers.”

The president repeatedly denied he had said any such things, but few who have heard Trump speak derisively about any number of people or groups over the past four years doubted the validity of The Atlantic’s reporting.


And now we have a longtime friend of the president, Fox legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, weighing in on the issue, and he makes it clear in an op-ed he wrote for Fox that he has absolutely no doubt Trump did indeed utter those demeaning words, noting:

“I have been a friend of Donald Trump since 1987 through the New Jersey legal community in which his sister and I were active as judges. Trump and I have also known each other through my on-air television work at Fox News. Trump enjoys a personal familiarity with many of my Fox colleagues and me. To this day, he and I speak on the phone from time to time over matters public and private.”


Knowing Trump so well for so long leads Napolitano to conclude that Trump is guilty of slurring the men and women of the armed forces:

“I provide this brief personal background as a setting for an analysis of this ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ allegation. It appears more likely than not that he did say these things.

“I say this because — for better or worse — Donald Trump is unfiltered. He often says what first comes to his mind without thinking of the likely consequences — including the hurt — his words could produce. And he believes he can repair any hurt with more words.”

But some injuries caused by hasty words cannot be repaired with more talk. This is one of those. And even though some hardcore supporters of this president may try desperately to convince themselves that such hateful comments never left his mouth, the people who know him best have no doubt he did. That alone says it all.

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Veterans WTF?!

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Flattens Tucker Carlson After He Accuses Her Of Hating America

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is a pathetic excuse of a so-called “journalist” and also a deeply racist and xenophobic piece of dung who makes no secret of how he worships the most disgusting policies that come out of the Trump administration.

But when Carlson decided he’d launch an attack on Iraq War veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on his show Monday evening, suggesting that she and other Democratic leaders “hate America,” he got utterly humiliated.


During his opening monologue, Carlson noted that Duckworth had said over the weekend that the country needs to have a “national dialogue” on whether or not statues of historical figures such as George Washington should be taken down. Washington, it should be noted, was a slaveholder.


That remark enraged Carlson, who responded with a personal attack on Duckworth, telling his viewers:

“You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military. Most people just ignore her.

“It’s long been considered out-of-bounds to question a person’s patriotism. It’s a very strong charge and we try not ever to make it. But in the face of all of this, the conclusion can’t be avoided. These people actually hate America. There’s no longer a question about that. And yet paradoxically at the same time, they desperately want to control America more than anything. And that leads to the most basic of all questions, can you really lead a country that you hate?”

Keep in mind that Duckworth won the Purple Heart for serving her country and lost both legs in combat when the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting was shot down by Iraqi insurgents.


And that’s exactly what the senator reminded Carlson of when she replied to him on Twitter:

Carlson, along with any other right-winger who wants to go after a true American hero like Sen. Duckworth, needs to remember that any coward can stand on the sidelines and throw rocks at the men and women and defend them from the many dangers that confront the United States. But until they volunteer and agree to put their own asses on the line, they have no right to try and question the patriotism of those who have actually made the ultimate sacrifice.