Liberal media coverage continues to miss the mark, Steve Malzberg said during his daily Give Me Five segment during the "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"It’s a sad culture, sad culture in our media, but we know that," he said.
Malzberg blasted MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s recent skewering of Michigan’s Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act, which requires women in the state to purchase a rider if they want their health insurance providers to cover abortion services, according to Huffington Post.
Opponents call it the "Rape Insurance" bill
because women who don’t buy the rider but seek an abortion, including for pregnancies resulting from rape, would be required to pay for the service themselves, which can cost several thousand dollars.
"A bill that says, ‘hey, the public doesn’t have to pay for abortion insurance, which is paying for abortions,’ she calls that the rape insurance bill," Malzberg said. "The rape insurance bill. Only on MSNBC, ladies and gentleman."
Exhibit B? In response to a proposed bill that has since been signed into law allowing concealed weapons to be carried
on Idaho college and university campuses, Boise State professor Greg Hampikian published an op-ed in the New York Times
in February titled "When May I Shoot a Student?," saying he felt unsafe in his classroom.
Hampikian later backed off that statement in a segment profiling him on NBC's Today show, Newsbusters reports.
"This gun-free zone nonsense, which only encourages violence, only encourages nuts and criminals because they know they could shoot with impunity," said Malzberg. "But ‘when can I shoot a student? Oh, its satirical, oh I’m not afraid for my safety, I’m just trying to grab attention.’ But they promote this. The New York Times prints it, they promote it. It’s a sad culture, sad culture in our media, but we know that."
Finally, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on his Friday "Hardball" show surmised on-air that in order to retain control of the Senate, Democrats should paint a clear picture of what Republicans would do in power, Newsbusters reports.
"Right, here’s how you do it," Malzberg said. "You just say the Republicans are against minorities, they’re coming for your abortion rights, they’re coming for voting rights, they’re coming for your kids, they’re going to starve your children. You know, just make things up. Just scare. Scare. Because basically Chris Matthews believes that voters are dummies and idiots and stupid and they can be very easily swayed and scared into submission, and that means pulling the lever for the Democrat. Way to go, Chris. Is that what you learned from Tip O’Neill?"
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