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Monica Crowley Demonstrates Her Racism On The Five - UPDATED

Reported by Aunty Em - July 29, 2011 -

Earlier this month Presidential candidate Herman Cain caused a firestorm among those who actually believe in the Constitution of the United States of America. Appearing on Fox “News” Sunday, the former-Godfather Pizza CEO said that voters have the right to ban a mosque in the community of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This comment came on the heels of an earlier gaffe that he would be uncomfortable appointing a Muslim to his cabinet if he were to actually become president. No doubt Cain had his, err, ‘come to Jesus moment’ and issued a very contrite, and believable, apology to both Muslims and ‘Merkins. He also spent part of Wednesday meeting with Muslim leaders in Washington and touring their facilities. However, for The Five’s blonde-haired Monica Crowley, Cain’s big mistake was to have apologized and he was exactly right the first time. Watch:

Video courtesy of Media Matters

I think frankness is exactly what the American people want. And frankly I think Herman Cain said exactly the right thing. I think he has nothing to apologize for. Islam is not technically a religion. It is also a political system, it’s a way of life, it’s a governing system. He was trying to get across that, that this is not just about freedom of religion, but there’s another dimension to Islam that needs to be concerned about.

No one has ever accused Monica Crowley of being smart—or self aware—as two recent articles at News Hounds will attest. Read Got Hypocrisy? Monica Crowley Disses Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Hair and The Five Joins The Chorus And Also Defends Allen West’s Indefensible Rant. At the same time no one has accused The Five, the Fox “News” train wreck of a show, of being smart—or self-aware—either. It’s still the worst thing on television today, which is saying something considering how many separate repo shows are on TruTV alone.

CORRECTION: No one has ever accused me of being perfect, but I hope I can always be self-aware. It has been pointed out that technically Monica Crowley said "strictly" when I quoted her as saying "technically." Strictly speaking the criticism is fair, and it's not just a minor technicality. Some may wonder whether it matters technically, yet I am strictly chagrined. I realize that in this context the difference between "strictly" and "technically" will technically change the meaning of what Monica Crowley said. Therefore, the criticism is not being strictly pedantic. I apologize for the error and for any difficulties it may have cause Monica Crowley for having made it.

However, the thrust of Monica Crowley's intolerance for Islam still rings through loud and clear. While I was reporting, Monica Crowley was spewing opinion. I will make corrections when I am wrong. Monica would never think to apologize for her odious, ill-informed, and fear-mongering opinions.