Days of Change

Day 1245 – The Golden Age of Misogyny | April 2, 2012

Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection posted and old story by Jake Tapper about his date with Monica Lewinsky just weeks before the infamous Drudge post in 1997. He pointed out some of the qualities that made Monica a likeable person. She was realistic, but cheerful. She was approachable and she actually cared what someone else was saying. She also talked about herself, which was her undoing.

Lewinsky told Linda Tripp, a former employee of Vince Foster, that she had an affair with Bill Clinton. Tripp recorded the later conversations and gave them to Kenneth Starr. Newsweek sat on the story until it was leaked on the Drudge Report website. Lewinsky never held a press conference. She tried to move on from her time as an intern. The media had no such intention.

For some time, apologists for Clinton (including his wife) came up with every excuse possible as to why this was not true. There was a “right-wing conspiracy,” Monica was crazy, Bill was drugged by the KGB. Then the positive evidence was revealed. I think the major source of information about the Lewinsky affair ended coming from Saturday Night Live.

Linda Tripp was raked over the coals, being played by actor John Goodman. Lewinsky was played by Molly Shannon, in another of her virtually indistinguishable characters. It was a combination of dumb and slutty with ugly and bitter. When Clinton’s popularity was not affected by the events of the scandal, SNL portrayed Clinton’s approval ratings going to 100% as Lewinsky described a three-way between herself, Clinton and Vernon Jordan.

Sadly, attacking the woman in the media is not new. Lewinsky went on to do reality television, as a certain notoriety limits your options in reality. For that, she was criticized. Things may be bad now, but they were never very good. Even in the supposedly fantastic Clinton era, women who don’t speak the talking points get abused. It’s kind of like the way Linda Tripp was bashed by serpent head James Carville when she questioned the circumstances of Vince Foster’s death. That may have come back to haunt him.



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  1. “serpent head James Carville ”

    I see him as The Death Head.

    Lewinsky was a tramp and Tripp a snake who was looking to cash in.Afemale libtard I used to know of course exonerated Clinton and blamed it all on Lewinsky.

    Ok, Lewinsky was trash, but Sarah Palin is her opposite number, yet the smug, bigoted msm and their show-biz auxilaries treated her even worse. That would be because they’re … scum. No wonder they cmpon the Muslims, who also deman women.

    Overgrown schoolyard bullies picking on girls, the lot of them!

    Comment by Mary — April 2, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

  2. SNL was so over the top with the Clintons, scandals or not, remember Janet Reno played by Will Farrell ?

    Yet they won’t touch the Obamas ? Oh, maybe that one skit where BO was trying to sneak a sandwich……pretty benign, and Maya Rudolph played MO as a classy Claire Huxtable. No wonder they’re not funny anymore. I would have brought in Tracy Morgan…… đŸ˜‰

    Comment by DeniseVB — April 3, 2012 @ 7:04 am

  3. Your post could be called “the age of deflection.” No one is held accountable. It’s hot potato time all the time.

    Comment by mcnorman — April 3, 2012 @ 8:22 am

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