Islamist radicals affiliated with the Taliban shot and critically wounded Malala Yousafzai yesterday. The Financial Times notes that Yousafzai is "a 14-year-old Pakistani activist who won international acclaim for speaking out for girls denied education under the Taliban." Yousafzai was wounded in the leg from a shot fired at her as she left school on Tuesday.
Yousafzai's shooting was the third item in a news brief aired 10 minutes before the close of Andrea Mitchell's 1 p.m. Eastern program:
A Taliban gunman shot a 14-year-old Pakistani girl known for her activism on the schooling of girls. This happened when Malala Yousafzai was waiting for the bus to take her home from school. Her doctors say that the wounds are not life-threatening.
That news brief took Mitchell all of 15 seconds to read, but as we've noted time and again, Mitchell and her colleagues at MSNBC have spent hours on the phony "war on women" meme tarring conservative Republicans as at war with American women.