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06/06/2013 02:55 pm ET

Fox News' Andrea Tantaros Attacks MSNBC For Covering Military Sexual Assault Hearings (AUDIO)

Fox News' Andrea Tantaros attacked MSNBC on her Tuesday talk radio show for covering sexual assault in the military instead of the IRS scandal.

Earlier this week, MSNBC dedicated some time to covering the Senate hearings on sexual assault in the military instead of the Congressional hearings on the IRS scandal, which were occurring at the same time. Tantaros seemed outraged by the decision. She said:

Sex crimes in a military—they are a real issue. There’s no doubt about that. I’m not going to just poo poo it and say that it’s not. What baffles me though is the way [MSNBC] prioritizes these issues. The timing and the tone of them. If these were liberal groups targeted by George W. Bush, they would not be covering sex assault in the military, okay?

The president would not be speaking in front of a group of Naval Academy graduates who didn't assault anybody—that's why they're sitting there—in their beautiful Navy whites, ready to risk their lives for our freedoms. Freedoms that the Obama administration has no problem stomping all over. And they have to be lectured on graduation day on sex crimes … Why is MSNBC devoting so much time to this issue when, as David Axelrod points out, there are so many other issues to deal with?

Last month, Tantaros took to her radio show to tell listeners to "punch" Obama voters "in the face," after the Fox News host learned that her colleague James Rosen had been targeted by the Department of Justice.

(h/t Media Matters)

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