If only this were a joke. But it's not. She and several other conservative pundits made these tweets less than 24 hours after Armstrong passed away.
As we remember Neil Armstrong, let’s not forget that Obama changed part of
@nasa’s mission to do “Muslim outreach.” #Really #WhatTheBleep
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) August 25, 2012
Hard to believe. Neil Armstrong dead. But let’s hope Muslims feel good about their contributions to math and science.
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) August 25, 2012
I hopeOf course, the "Muslim outreach" is yet another right-wing twist on the actual truth. You won't see Crowley ever mention that George W. Bush had the same Muslim outreach program. And the link she provided actually contradicted her claim, as the White House quickly disagreed with Charlie Bolden's statement, and her follow-up tweets only made matters worse for her.
@barackobama is reading the coverage of Neil Armstrong’s death. He’d learn a bit about modesty and quiet strength
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) August 26, 2012
Having to constantly explain facts to the kooks is exhausting. Need ice cream.But hey, nothing like some good ol' Islamophobia, eh?
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) August 26, 2012