The Clinton Affair (2018)

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A series of exclusive interviews and archival footage examining Bil Clinton's political scandal of the 1990s and its lasting influence in the United States.


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25 November 2018 | dale-51649
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| A Blow by Blow of Lewinsky affair, how far we have fallen.,revised for "me too"
We all know the story: Bill Clinton, at the time the President of the most powerful country in the world, has a fling with a white house intern, then (shockingly) lies about it when the story comes out. There is no reason to repeat it, except as revision for a post "me too" social milieu. When it occurred Clinton and Lewinsky had a sort of shared blame as consenting adult cavorting porkers. Since then balance of blame has changed, and now all the responsibility is supposed to go on the male in the equation. Also, childhood has been extended to like, what 30 ? Since then, so they try, unsuccessfully, to portray her has a "child".

The story is as old as man, probably happened to the guy who painted that cave wall horse head 50000 years ago, as groupies threw themselves at the dude for his known art work that would become famous.

Up until about the time Gary Hart got busted in the late 80s, the press used to look the other way, a sort of polite nod to decency. Oh, how the world has changed. Presidents who cavorted in the white house pool naked with starlets before, but no more, but are we better for it? Should we really stick our noses up into peoples, even our leaders, private....uh... sex lives? Would you want the nose of the media up into yours? I like my 86 year old mother's take when told Clinton got stung for lying during the investigation: "Why were they investigating something so silly to begin with?". Yes , Clinton had sex, we all do, yes he defecates , we all do. Should it be news? Do they really think that natural bodily functions mean THAT much? Notice, when the Lewinsky scandal hit, Clinton's approval ratings went UP. Other than as a political weapon, It's the press that cares, not substantial numbers of the public.

Monica seems like a nice girl, I respect her attempt at loyalty. She knew what she was doing, and was an adult who's life didn't have to be changed forever. She was victimized by the investigators , the media, Ken Star and the FBI. Clinton finished out his term, made policy good and bad, including unraveling Glass Stegal and allowing the 08 crash to eventually occur. It seems that THAT is more worthy of a five part series , as a multi trillion dollar hole was blown in the economy because of it. I watched the series but feel like you do when you finish a big mac and fries, junk food for the brain, and you feel regretful for having devoured sleaze.

Interesting that we never hear from Clinton: did he suffer when he ended it? Was he in love with her? Was he in a loveless marriage and seeking emotional fulfillment? Did he feel forced to end it? We'll never know, because he is the male, so it doesn't matter.

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