Contessa Brewer: Pro-Life Republicans Like Islamic Clerics

National   |   Ken Shepherd   |   Mar 28, 2012   |   3:35PM   |   Washington, DC

“A compelling, alarming case against the GOP and its ‘War on Women.’ Lest you think it can’t happen here, just ask Iranian women how conservative, religious fanatics ripped their rights away.” [see screen capture below page break; h/t @mattjmobile]

That’s how MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer introduced her Facebook fans to a March 25 New York magazine piece by Frank Rich entitled “Stag Party: The GOP’s woman problem is that it has a serious problem with women.”

That an MSNBC journalist would casually further the lame “war on women” meme is not surprising, of course, but Brewer’s ratcheting up the rhetoric to compare folks like Rick Santorum to the Ayatollah Khomeini is a low blow even by the network’s standards.









 Note: Ken Shepherd is the managing editor for NewsBusters and a former analyst at the Media Research Center who identifies examples of media bias. This originally appeared on NewsBusters and is reprinted with permission.