In an attempt to take a break from generating #FakeNews it seems CNN’s HLN is attempting to revisit the more than 20-year-old scandal of Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky with a 2-hour special dubbing the event “The Monica Lewinsky Scandal.”
Lewinsky had a rather withering comeback for CNN’s sister network after the announcement delivering a withering comeback. The notorious former White House intern and now anti-bullying campaigner savvy and astute correction to HLN’s announcement on Twitter. She crossed out ‘The Monica Lewinsky Scandal’ proffering a more accurate and appropriate title writing –
“HLN to revisit ‘The Starr Investigation. The Clinton Impeachment’ with two hour special.”
fixed it for you. you’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/h4iVKGwM1g
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) November 28, 2017
She then cheekily stated – “fixed it for you. You’re welcome.”
Within hours her post on social media had garnered a lot of attention with nearly 5,000 likes and a variety of both positive and supportive comments as well as negative and critical ones. Some cited the fact that this is “post-Weinstein 2017.” Others stated the actual “scandal” had more to do with perjury, obstruction of justice, and impeachment, as Bill Clinton’s history as being a serial philanderer, adulterer, rapist, and sexual deviant were well established at this point. Accusations of Clinton’s sexual misdeeds date back to his days as a Rhodes Scholar, and those are just the ones that were reported.
Lewinsky was just 22 years old when she was pursued by then-President Bill Clinton in 1995. An affair that Bill went on to deny while Hillary used the media to wage an all-out smear campaign against Lewinsky as though she were the only one to blame.
Lewinsky herself testified to sexual encounters with Bill Clinton on nine separate occasions during the span of November 1995 to March 1997. Hillary was present at the White House for at least seven of those days according to her published schedule for her duties as First Lady.
Congress voted to impeach Bill in December of 1998 on one count of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice, though he was later acquited by the Senate and finished his term. He was also disbarred as a result of his conviction.
Lewinsky herself now works as a social activist in speaking out against cyberbullying, stating of the events in an article she wrote for Vanity Fair in 2014
“Unlike the other parties involved, I was so young that I had no established identity to which I could return. I didn’t ‘let this define’ me—I simply hadn’t had the life experience to establish my own identity in 1998. If you haven’t figured out who you are, it’s hard not to accept the horrible image of you created by others.
Despite much self-searching and therapy and exploring of different paths, I remained ‘stuck’ for far too many years. No longer. It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress. And move forward.”
The 2 hour special is due to air on HLN’s true crime series “How It Really Happened” on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EST. Interviews are to include former Clinton advisers, White House journalists, and other key players including Wolf Blitzer, CNN anchor; John King, CNN anchor and chief national correspondent; Dick Morris, former Clinton adviser and friend; Lucianne Goldberg; former literary agent to Linda Tripp, Solomon Wisenberg; former prosecutor from the Office of Independent Counsel, and Michael Isikoff; Yahoo! News chief investigative correspondent.