Earlier this week, Sandra Fluke announced she's engaged. So how did classy Monica Crowley react? By tweeting, "To a man?" UPDATE: Crowley has issued a BS apology "to Sandra & anyone else I offended."
Appearing on The Ed Show, Fluke said, "Where I’m from, when someone tells you they’ve become engaged, you say, 'Congratulations,' rather than engaging in hate speech,” she said.
Rather than offer the kind of apology she'd surely demand from a liberal tweeting such a thing about a conservative woman, classy Crowley originally doubled down by sneering that liberals can't take a joke.
Fluke said, "I don't want an apology from anyone personally. I think it's possible that she owes an apology to the LGBTQ community because I'm not offended to be asked whether or not I'm with a woman. That's, it's not offensive to me... But it was clearly meant as an insult but that is homophobic and offensive."
Personally, I think Fluke is being too academic. While I applaud her defense of the LGBTQ community, Crowley's dig was at her, not them. They were just her vehicle for denigration. In my view, Crowley was being vicious every bit as much as she was being homophobic and she should be called on that and denounced for that. And she should apologize to both Fluke and the LGBTQ community.
UPDATE: Mediaite - which has an endless supply of credulity for Fox News - has published Crowley's tweet and called it an apology. What do you think?
This is all so typical of both Fux and the right wing that no one should expect anything different.