Fox News' Monica Crowley reacted to news that Sandra Fluke is engaged by tweeting "To a man?" on Thursday.
Fluke, a Georgetown law student, stepped into the national spotlight when Rush Limbaugh attacked her as a "slut" and a "prostitute" for advocating employer-covered contraception. On Thursday, it was announced that Fluke is engaged to her long-time boyfriend.
Crowley, an analyst for Fox News, tweeted:
Monica Crowley @MonicaCrowley
To a man? "Sandra Fluke Announces Engagement"
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She got plenty of pushback on Twitter, with people accusing her of "bigotry" and calling her "homophobic" and a "terrible person."
Moments later, Crowley suggested that she had been joking, writing, "I love exposing the Left's total lack of a sense of humor." However, when one person said that Crowley had "insinuated" that Fluke was gay, she said that her original message was a "straightforward question."
She seemed to revel in the controversy on Thursday. She re-tweeted some of the criticism she received for her remark, which included one person calling her "a great twitter comedienne if you like hateful a-sholes," another calling her a "disgusting liar," and someone else wondering if she was a "sellout" for attacking women.
And these people are allowed on television.