Sandra Fluke: Fox Analyst’s Joke About Engagement “A Homophobic Statement” [VIDEO]
1:17 pm, April 27th | by Amy Tennery
Sandra Fluke stopped by MSNBC this afternoon to discuss the senate passage of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, her upcoming nuptials and a certain Fox News analyst who tweeted out a gay joke about her. It was, to say the least, a wide-ranging discussion.
“We all know Sandra’s name has become synonymous with that phrase ‘war on women,’” anchor Thomas Roberts noted at the beginning of the segment, so no pressure.
And, despite the high expectations, Fluke delivered — pointing out a rather unusual voting trend among male republicans and VAWA (most notably, the fact that they’re the ones who opposed it!):
“The last time the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized a few years ago, it had passed the senate unanimously but this time there were 31 male senators who thought that in a time when [there are] 12 million victims of intimate partner and sexual violence a year, it’s appropriate to vote against a bill trying to address that epidemic of violence.”
Well, when you put it like that…
And then Fluke discussed her engagement to long-time boyfriend Adam Mutterperl (yay!) and the offensive gay joke Fox News correspondent Monica Crowley made at her expense (boo).
For those of you who need a refresher, here it is:
Classy. And after tweeting that, she joked (again!), “I love exposing the Left’s total lack of a sense of humor.” Pssh, jeez, can’t those leftists take a gay joke once in a while?
Of course, Fluke responded to questions about that little ol’ knee-slapper with grace and class:
“It was unfortunate. It was a homophobic statement. But it didn’t bother me so much personally, as it bothered me that it would be said in that homophobic way. I just kind of shut down the Twitter, close the computer and go spend time with my fiance.”
Watch the whole segment below: