MSNBC's Brewer Compares Republicans to Islamic Clerics Who 'Ripped... Rights Away' From Iranian Women

Update/correction (30 March 2012, 16:12 p.m. EDT): Brewer is no longer employed with MSNBC. I was going off of outdated information on her Facebook fan page. The post below is corrected accordingly.

"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 former MSNBC host 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 a former 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.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
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