Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monica resurfaces to a reception that's about what you'd expect
Monica Lewinsky has resurfaced on Twitter and last night at some Forbes Magazine event where she blamed Matt Drudge, Ken Starr, Linda Tripp, Page Six, and others for how miserable and ruined her life has been since the Clinton affair.
The one person she didn't blame was herself for having an affair with a married man with the highest profile in the whole world. All Matt Drudge did was break a huge news story.
I actually feel sorry for her, or I did. Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of young 20-something girls have affairs with their powerful, married bosses and nobody cares except the guy's wife, his kids, and the mincing HR goon down the hall. Objectively, it's really unfair that this is all she'll ever be remembered for, but then she keeps bringing it up and has written a book about it to try to make a living. Still, the worst yesterday came from who I thought was a professional journalist, FoxNews media reporter Howard Kurtz, who welcomed Lewinsky to Twitter with a cigar joke. Really Howard?
Monica was 24 when she happily let Clinton seduce her, not exactly an impressionable country girl in the big bad city, and she made her own decisions which turned out to be colossal mistakes, but she doesn't deserve to be mistreated in perpetuity by dirty old men like Howard Kurtz,....she was mistreated by a dirty old man once already.