Monica Lewinsky: No matter what Bill Clinton admits to doing to women, or is alleged to have done, many in our supposedly serious and hard-hitting news media are eager to give him a pass or simply look the other way.
“For the first time in more than 15 years, Bill Clinton was being asked directly about what transpired,” Lewinsky wrote. “If you want to know what power looks like, watch a man safely, even smugly, do interviews for decades, without ever worrying whether he will be asked the questions he doesn’t want to answer.”
Monica Lewinsky’s criticism of the press for giving Bill Clinton a pass all these years is spot on https://t.co/yGFySziQiD
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 15, 2018
If you think the press is guilty of giving former President Bill Clinton a pass on his history of sexually abusing and exploiting women, you’re not alone. Monica Lewinsky is right there with you.
The woman at the center of the 1998 Clinton sex scandal accused the press this week of dereliction of duty, claiming in an essay in Vanity Fair that she had to wait nearly 20 years for reporters to ask the former president (somewhat) uncomfortable questions about the affair and his abuse of power.
“The debate over who gets to live in Victimville fascinates me, as a public person who has watched strangers discuss my own ‘victim’ status at length on social media,” she writes, recalling clearly that she was portrayed in 1998 as a star-struck seductress by players in both the Clinton White House and the press. “Do I wish I could erase my years in D.C. from memory, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind–style? Well, is the sky blue? But I can’t.”
“And in order to move forward in the life I have, I must take risks — both professional and emotional. (It’s a combustible combination.) An important part of moving forward is excavating, often painfully, what has gone before,” Lewinsky added, seeking to explain her decision to participate in the A&E docuseries The Clinton Affair. “When politicians are asked uncomfortable questions, they often duck and dodge by saying, That’s old news. It’s in the past. Yes. That’s exactly where we need to start to heal — with the past. But it’s not easy.” More
Where is #metoo movement on this? O, never mind he’s a Democrat so he can get away scotfree with this. Liberal icons are untouchable… Didn’t she know already? Just imagine if he were a Republican… Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.