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She was taken out of context; Page Six called her a “Portly Pepperpot” and others in the media called her tramp, slut and bimbo. Monica Lewinsky was publically identified as someone she didn’t recognize and she lost her “sense of self.”
Oh, and Drudge ruined her life.
“My name is Monica Lewinsky. Though I have often been advised to change it, or asked why on earth I haven’t. But, there we are. I haven’t.”
Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Summit and spoke about the affair that almost brought down the Bill Clinton administration. In her 2,500 word speech she blamed her humiliation on the Drudge Report, Internet, Ken Starr, the NY Post’s Page Six, everybody except for the married President with whom she had sexual relations. [read it all]
You can find the whole 25-minute video and transcript here but here are some excerpts.
“Patient Zero,” get it? You’re sick and you know you’re just going to die because nobody likes you anymore, and it was on the Internet?
Well, if you throw out the part about being a portly slutty tramp and bimbo, and forget she was a California coed with a reputation for servicing her teachers, and that she bragged before leaving for Washington that she had packed her presidential kneepads, “Still Monica Lewinsky” was indeed maligned.
What? You people don’t recognize true love when you see it?
And now we can add narcissistic and self-serving to the long list of appellations that fit the former White House intern and Bill Clinton sexual enhancement device.
Note: The linkage has become too research-intensive, so just a couple today.
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