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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’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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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.

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Double Amputee War Vet Dem Claps Back After Being Mocked For Being Disabled

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is an American hero.

In 2004, while serving in Iraq, Duckworth lost both of her legs when a helicopter she was piloting was shot down by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade.

And yet, the right-wing blog site Red State decided it would be a good idea to try and attack Senator Duckworth for her support of Miguel Perez Jr., a war vet who was convicted of a drug offense and then deported earlier in March. Red State posted this:

“Unfortunately Duckworth doesn’t really have a leg to stand on in making this argument.”

Duckworth, who has repeatedly referred to Donald Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs” for the ailment that got him a deferment from service in Vietnam, wasted no time setting the record straight on Twitter:

And while she was at it, Duckworth reminded the web site that Perez, who was convicted of manufacturing and delivering cocaine in 2010, suffered from PTSD, something that can only be fully appreciated and understood by those who have served in combat:

And Senator Duckworth got plenty of support from social media:

Memo to conservatives: Before you pick on Tammy Duckworth, you might wanna grow a spine and remember that she’s seen and been through shit you cannot even imagine.

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Homeless Vets Group In New York Asked Trump For Donation–You Won’t Believe What He Sent!

Donald Trump just loves to talk endlessly about how much he respects and supports military veterans. Of course, most of that is just lip service he pays so he can appear to be patriotic and get in good with potential voters and Republicans who are so fond of sending members of the armed services to fight endless wars.

Back in 2016, Trump held a rally rather than attend a GOP debate because he was afraid of facing questions from then-Fox News host Megyn Kelly. He trumpeted the fact that he had raised some $6 million for veterans. And he then promptly put the money in a foundation that only he controls.

But before the debate-avoidance event, a vet group in Queens that helps homeless veterans wrote and requested some funding from the Donald for their cause. What did he send them instead? Bumper stickers! Bumper stickers that read:

“Trump – Make America Great Again.”

Veterans-in-Command President Larry Robertson told the New York Daily News that his group sent a letter to Trump in which they asked for some money to help their group, which they say is desperate for assistance.

He was sent the bumper stickers, along with a note:

“Unfortunately we are unable to make donations from the campaign. Mr. Trump is very passionate about giving veterans the best life possible! Team Trump.”

Adding insult to injury, the group is now receiving letters from the Trump campaign asking for their support. Robertson remarked:

“We never wrote to his campaign. Now they want us to get out there and campaign and be on his team? Without the veterans, he wouldn’t be where he is today.”

NBC has looked into the Donald J. Trump Foundation and found that since 2010 Trump has given a mere $75,000 to veterans groups out of the $5 million it has donated to various causes.

How big of a hypocrite is Trump when it comes to veterans? This report from the Young Turks will show you. And it will very likely make you angry as well: