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.
But back then, in 1995, we started an affair that lasted, on and off, for 2 years. And, at that time, it was my everything. That, I guess you could say, was the golden bubble part for me; the nice part.(Oh...do tell...that was the nice part? Which part? The part where you are having an affair with someone else's husband? Or the part where you are having an affair with the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? The nice part? I don't see it...but ok) The nasty part was that it became public. Public with a vengeance.(Hmmm...the nasty part was that it became public? Was that because maybe you were doing something immoral? You know...THOU SHALT NOT HAVE SEX WITH OTHER WOMEN'S HUSBANDS? Sweetie...the nasty party is that after growing up, you still don't get the moral of the story. Without your participation in having sex with another woman's husband, there would have been NO scandal...Drudgerport...or no Drudgereport. You were young and stupid but most people learn from their mistakes and own up to them. Not you...it's that rascally Drudgereport...keep telling yourself that sweetie...whatever you have to do so you can sleep at night...)
Thanks to the Internet and a website that at the time, was scarcely known outside of Washington DC but a website we all know today: the Drudge Report, within 24 hours I became a public figure, not just in the United States but around the entire globe. As far as major news stories were concerned, this was the very first time that the traditional media was usurped by the Internet.(If you didn't want to be a part of a national story...perhaps you should have cheated with a lesser know man like say the mailman?...you know, anyone else but the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!)
In 1998, as you can imagine, there was a media frenzy. Even though it was pre-Google, (that’s right, pre-Google). The World Wide Web (as we called it that back then) was already a big part of life.
Overnight, I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was Patient Zero. (Patient Zero you say...no I'd say you were more like Patient 133....there were a WHOLE LOTTA girls who came before you sweetie)
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