NewsNation host Dan Abrams held little back Monday, when he openly excoriated MSNBC’s coverage, accusing the network of “false equivalencies” that defend and excuse Hamas’ terror.
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Abrams started his segment by decrying “left-leaning media coverage” that has continued to refer to Hamas terrorists as “fighters” or some other benign designation, Mediaite reported.
He accused MSNBC, in particular, of seeking to “shift blame away from the terrorists” and to, instead, focus on the plight of Palestinians in a “bizarre victim blaming” quest he said, in some on-air instances, seemed to blame supposedly failed U.S. and Israeli policies for Hamas’ terror attack.
“Right. It’s Israel’s fault. It’s the United States fault,” Abrams sarcastically said. “The policies that somehow justify or even explain the slaughter, rapes, and kidnapping of innocent civilians.”
He continued, “And that ridiculous commentary set the tone for much of MSNBC’s coverage throughout the weekend, where many hosts seemed determined to say, ‘Well, what about the Palestinians?'”
Watch Abrams’ monologue:
Abrams, who accused MSNBC of pandering to its “far-left audience,” said there is absolutely no excuse for the unimaginable images we’ve seen of “innocent women and children brutalized in the streets” and “families forced to watch their loved ones killed.”
“This is worse than just a double standard,” he said, affirming it’s not a “both sides” issue. “They are terrorists.”
Abrams also pointed to a widely viewed segment on MSNBC, during which Anti-Defamation League Director Jonathan Greenblatt called the network out on-air, decrying its framing of Hamas.
“I must say — I love this show, and I love this network, but I’ve got to ask, who’s writing the scripts? Hamas?” Greenblatt said. “The people who did this, they are not ‘fighters’ … they are not ‘militants.’ And I’m looking right at the camera: They are terrorists. It is a barbarian who rapes and brutalizes women, who kills children in front of their parents and then brings them over to Gaza, who literally we’ve heard all these reports and we know these aren’t just reports.”
He implored MSNBC to “get this story right.” Read more about Greenblatt’s reaction here.
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