“Monica is having a media moment – courtesy of the same press pack that once pilloried her. When it comes to Lewinsky, apparently, there is some journalistic guilt coming to the fore. Bill Maher says, “I gotta tell you, I literally feel guilty.” David Letterman has expressed remorse for mocking Monica, saying it was a “sad human situation.”
“Rebecca Traister, New Republic writer, says: “Whether it’s guilt, or sophistication, or thinking a little harder about sexual power dynamics, I think people have started to think: ‘Oh right, she probably does have a right to tell her story. And that’s a good thing.’”
“These observations come from a New York Times piece in which Lewinsky shrewdly allowed reporter Jessica Bennett to follow her around, producing a largely sympathetic profile timed to her TED talk. At 41, says the piece, “she is self-deprecating, funny and likable. She is also acutely intelligent, something for which she doesn’t get much credit. But she is also stuck in a kind of time warp over which she has little control…”
““She is also very, very nervous. She is worried about being taken advantage of, worried her words will be misconstrued, worried reporters will rehash the past.” But of course, Monica herself has to rehash the past in order to get people to pay attention to her future. That’s what she has to merchandise.
“The media crucified Monica for her mistakes as a young White House intern, while being more than happy to resuscitate the boss who took advantage of her, Bill Clinton, as a global statesman. After dropping out of sight for a long time in the wake of Clinton’s impeachment, she keeps reintroducing herself to the public, with a Vanity Fair essay and other media forays.
However, it would seem that Lewinsky has also decided to become very political, more so than ever before. In fact, whether it is because of what former president Clinton had done to her, or because she’s decided to become a voice for all those who are afraid to speak up against their bosses, Lewinsky recently confessed to Newslo that she’s thinking about joining the GOP.
She briefly said: “I’ve thought long and hard about it and I’m seriously thinking about becoming the voice that many aren’t able to have in their current professional positions. What happened to me 17 years ago was horrible, and I want to help all those who are experiencing that now.”
Also, a GOP spokesman exclusively told Newslo that “although Lewinski has no experience in politics other than being an intern almost two decades ago, the GOP tries to keep an open-mind when it comes to any potential advantage over the Democrats.”
“The main reason why we would even consider taking her in is the fact that she literally blew…away Clinton once before, so we see no reason why she wouldn’t be able to do the same with another Democrat, only this time with a bit more practice, of course,” the spokesman concluded.