MSNBC brass should order hosts Ronan Farrow and Alex Wagner to apologize after both made insensitive and offensive anti-Republican cracks, former presidential candidate and Fox News contributor Herman Cain says.
"They should be made to apologize because they basically were mocking something that should not have been mocked," Cain told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"But guess what? They're going to get away with it. This has happened before, as you very well know," Cain said Wednesday.
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Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and "possibly" Frank Sinatra, is under fire for his questionable tweet about a soldier who was first lady Michelle Obama's special guest at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
Farrow tried to turn Obama's description of Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg into a jab at Congress after Obama explained that Remsburg, who suffered injuries fighting in Afghanistan, "still struggles from his left side," Cain said.
"Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates," Farrow joked on Twitter.
Wagner, meanwhile, triggered her own controversy when she slammed the cozy fireside setting from which Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered the official GOP response to the State of the Union: "Living room. Lady on a settee. Where's the needlepoint?"
"If a conservative were to mock somebody with a handicap or to mock somebody because they just happen to be sitting and watching a particular show or something of this nature, if it were a conservative, all hell would break loose . . . in order to try to get rid of them," Cain said.
"So, it's clearly another indication of a double standard in the media."
He zeroed in on Farrow's crack as "obscene . . . That was the most inspiring part of the whole speech last night, is when that young man was recognized. Other than that, there was no inspiration."
"This, again, shows, number one, how the liberal media . . . will go to no end to try and attract attention for the wrong reasons because they have no substance to try to be able to evaluate what it is that they're looking at."
Malzberg pointed out that Obama's comments about U.S. women not getting equal pay in the job market flies in the face of a 2012 report to Congress that showed women earned about 13 percent less in the White House, on average, than men.
"It's the old adage, the pot calling the kettle black. And first of all, those statistics, they don't always represent exactly what the true picture is. There are a lot of factors that contribute to when a woman might be making less than a man," Cain said.
"I agree with equal pay for equal work, etc., OK? And most people do. But there are a lot of extenuating circumstances that are not being taken into account, but people have used that statistic to try to create this perception that there's this great inequity in business in terms of how women get paid versus men."
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