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When it comes to actual “tyranny,” what could be more “cruel and oppressive” than a system where if you are sexually assaulted, you have no one to whom you feel you can safely report it? That’s the situation that up to 26,000 members of the U.S. military found themselves in last year, according to a new report.

On June 4, the Senate convened its first committee meeting to deal exclusively with sexual assault in the armed forces. Meanwhile, the House held its fourth hearing on the so-called targeting of Tea Party groups, this one devoted to giving the allegedly non-political activists a chance to explain how they’d been wronged.

Which did Fox News devote more time to? The House hearing on the IRS, of course.

But what’s shocking is how much more time. CNN devoted just about twice as much time to the House hearing than the Senate’s. Fox News devoted 17 times more airtime to a manufactured scandal than it did to an epidemic that’s affecting tens of thousands of soldiers, according to Media Matters.

Amazingly, Fox News host Andrea Tantaros — who recently advised viewers to punch Obama voters — actually attacked MSNBC for covering military sexual assaults too much.

The Invisible War documented the rape crisis that has only gotten worse since its 2010 release.

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