Monica Lewinsky injected herself into the news cycle once again this week, this time with a fascinating re-writing of her dubious place in history. Lewinsky painted herself as victim, once again, but this time she claims to be a victim of the Internet. Or, more specifically, of Matt Drudge and the Drudge Report.
In Lewinsky’s warped (or calculated) view of her time in the limelight, she was the world’s first victim of “cyberbullying” and Drudge the first perpetrator.
One thing about the Internet that is undeniable is that it creates a record of a person’s behavior and statements so when they attempt to rearrange their personal narrative, as Lewinsky is attempting, previous statements can be reflected upon and held up to new-found interpretations of past deeds.
“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” President Obama said in 2010. His potential successor and her philandering husband couldn’t disagree more.
The Clintons can’t stop making money. Hillary recently took home $225,000 for a speech at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas foundation, money she refused to give back after students at the public university protested her exorbitant speaking fee in the face of rising tuition costs.
Bill, meanwhile, just wrapped a six-figure keynote gig at Veritas Capital, a private equity firm. You know, sort of like Bain Capital, which Democrats spent the entire 2012 campaign attacking at as a heartless agent of “vulture capitalism.”
Though no longer relevant, the New Republic is celebrating its 100th year of publication next month at a black-tie gala in Washington, D.C. Bill Clinton, a known sexual predator who presided over the Rwandan genocide, will keynote the event. Co-hosts include Aaron Sorkin, Joe Scarborough, and former New Republic intern Fareed Zakaria.
Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) will host former President Bill Clinton at a fundraiser in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. A campaign spokeswoman said the senator was honored to appear with Clinton, who is the only president in history to be impeached for lying about a sexual relationship with a White House intern.
Hagan hasn’t always been so willing to associate herself with the president who presided over the Rwandan genocide. The Greensboro News & Record recalled how then-State Senator Hagan reacted to having her photo taken near a portrait of Clinton at a political event in 1998: