Fox News published a libelous article attacking Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) for using veterans benefits that she qualifies for as a disabled war veteran.
As a pilot serving in the Iraq War, Duckworth lost both legs when a rocket-propelled grenade hit her helicopter. She went on to retire as a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard. One would think that conservative media would treat Duckworth with great respect considering her status as a war hero and a disabled veteran.
But Fox News only cares about veterans when it’s convenient, and the network certainly does not care about veterans who are Democrats, which is why Fox published an article attacking Duckworth because she has not paid property taxes since 2015.
The problem is that Duckworth qualifies for veteran benefits that exempt disabled veterans from paying property taxes because she’s a double amputee. It’s a pretty big detail to leave out and wrongfully portrays Duckworth as a tax dodger when she is not.
Twitter users threw the book at Fox News, especially considering that Donald Trump is a true tax cheat and a draft dodger.
Fox Propaganda decided to attack Democratic Senator and war hero Tammy Duckworth today by saying she hasn’t paid property taxes since 2015.
But in the United States, disabled veterans are exempt from paying any property taxes.
The GQP really do hate our vets and their service.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 3, 2021
Like all other disabled veterans, Tammy Duckworth gets all, or a portion of her property tax waived as a thank you for her service and sacrifice for this country.
Hell of a scoop here, Fox. https://t.co/nW34rcGLMu
— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) October 3, 2021
When Republicans defeated Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia in 2002 by saying he was insufficiently patriotic despite losing both legs in Vietnam, it was clear that the right wing had no respect for veterans. Today’s Fox News hit on Tammy Duckworth is a reminder. https://t.co/hQIXoisL4a
— Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) October 3, 2021
Let’s get something CLEAR: @TammyDuckworth proudly served our country, lost her legs, and EARNED that benefit.
We’d say FOX News is a cancer on our national discourse but that would be an insult to cancer. https://t.co/odEShe2uUA
— VoteVets (@votevets) October 3, 2021
As the brother of a disabled veteran this is infuriating. Sen. Duckworth is exempt from property taxes due to her disabled veteran status. This from the folks who talk about how much they “respect” veterans. They’re always showing their true colors. https://t.co/tzXfkcXDhM
— Dr. Trevon D Logan (@TrevonDLogan) October 3, 2021
What’s the next headline? “Democrat Tammy Duckworth Found Parking In Handicapped Spots”? Something she also does legally. https://t.co/ZU4KxApTGq
— Andrea Caruso (@AndreaNRuth) October 3, 2021
“Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who has legal property tax deductions after being wounded in the line of duty, STILL paid more federal income tax than Donald Trump in at least 12 of the last 19 years.”
Hey @FoxNews, I fixed your headline. pic.twitter.com/6ExZxrHnGh
— Fr. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ (@padresj) October 3, 2021
Hey @DomCalicchioFOX, your Fox News hit piece on Senator Tammy Duckworth was garbage. Disabled veterans get property tax breaks in her state. You owe the Senator a public apology.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) October 3, 2021
Fox “News” hates disabled veterans like Tammy Duckworth who get a tax exemption because of their sacrifice to America.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 3, 2021
Fox News attacking disabled war hero Tammy Duckworth for not paying taxes (she’s exempt as a disabled vet) is very on-brand for those disgusting traitors. They’re the opposite of American patriots. A sick fascist propaganda machine.
— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@BleedingMarine) October 3, 2021
Fox News should be ashamed, and so should their viewers. This attack is beyond disgraceful.
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