Sandra Fluke Responds To Monica Crowley's Homophobic 'Joke' About Her Engagement

Ever since Rep. Darrell Issa decided to exclude Sandra Fluke from being allowed to appear before his committee to testify about the new insurance regulations which would mandate contraceptive coverage, the right wing has been attacking this woman at
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Ever since Rep. Darrell Issa decided to exclude Sandra Fluke from being allowed to appear before his committee to testify about the new insurance regulations which would mandate contraceptive coverage, the right wing has been attacking this woman at every opportunity.

Whether it's Rush Limbaugh calling her a slut and a prostitute, or attacking her for her support of keeping the interest rates down on student loans, or Bill O'Reilly going after her for dressing well and taking birth control, or Megyn Kelly parroting O'Reilly's attacks on Fluke being "entitled" to contraceptive coverage, they just can't stop themselves.

The latest was Monica Crowley who took to Twitter to insult Fluke over her recent engagement -- Fox's Monica Crowley Reacts To Fluke's Reported Engagement: "To A Man?":

Fox News political and foreign affairs analyst Monica Crowley reacted to a report that Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke got engaged to her boyfriend by tweeting: "To a man?"

Following criticism of her on Twitter, Crowley wrote: "I love exposing the Left's total lack of a sense of humor."

As Media Matters has documented, Fluke has come under vicious attack by conservatives following her testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. Most infamously, Rush Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute."

UPDATE: Despite suggesting that her Fluke tweet was a joke, Crowley subsequently wrote that she was asking a "Straightforward question" about Fluke.

Fluke appeared on Ed Schultz's show to respond to the latest insults. When asked what she thought of Crowley's homophobic "joke" Fluke replied “Well, you know, where I’m from, when someone tells you they’ve become engaged, you say congratulations rather than engaging in hate speech. And it’s certainly not the way I wanted my engagement to be greeted, but that said, I'm not going to let this kind of thing get to me personally. What really bothers me about it is exactly what you said, the blatant homophobia in the comment and the idea that’s an acceptable thing to say publicly.”

Schultz asked Fluke if she wanted an apology to which she replied that she did not, but Crowley might owe an apology to the LGBTQ community instead. Par for the course, Fluke again manged to stay well above the fray of those who've been attacking her.

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