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How Monica Lewinsky Changed the Media (Tina Brown Crying A River)
TheDailyBeast.com ^ | 05.09.14 | Tina Brown

Posted on 05/09/2014 10:37:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun

Monica Lewinsky’s ‘Vanity Fair’ article reluctantly plunges us straight back into the frothing world of ‘90s gossip. It may be painful but it answers so many questions about today’s media.

The Monica Lewinsky confessional in Vanity Fair brings back a torrent of unfond memories of the appalling cast of tabloid gargoyles who drove the scandal. Remember them? Treacherous thatched-roof-haired drag-queen Linda Tripp, with those dress-for-success shoulder pads? Cackling, fact-lacking hack Lucianne Goldberg, mealy-mouthed Pharisee Kenneth Starr—the whole buzzing swarm of legal, congressional and gossip industry flesh flies, feasting on the entrails. And, of course, hitting “send” on each new revelation that no one else would publish, the solitary, perfectly named Matt Drudge, operating in pallid obsession out of his sock-like apartment in Miami.

A once-in-a-lifetime cast! Or so we all thought. But what we didn’t know at the time is that they were not some passing cultural excrescence. They were the face of the future. The things that shocked us then—the illicitly taped conversations, the wholesale violations of elementary privacy, the globally broadcast sexual embarrassments, all the low-life disseminated malice—is now the communications industry as it operates every minute of every day.

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TOPICS: Humor; Politics; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: drudge; lewinsky; snarky; tinabrown
The ascendant media that looked down on him (Drudge) has been pretty much destroyed. No one would have believed that that only 13 years later the Graham family would no longer own The Washington Post, that the two mighty news magazines would become a shadow and a corpse, and that the juggernaut CNN would be chasing the spoils won by cable TV’s counterpart to the Drudge Report, the Fox News Network. That too, is a story of humiliation. And not just hers.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 10:37:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
I have two words for Tina Brown:

ANITA HILL


2 posted on 05/09/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: TexasCajun
Now this is just too funny!!

Tina Brown is unhinged, pls read the comments.

3 posted on 05/09/2014 10:39:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Jeff Chandler

Surprisingly the members at TheDailyBeast.com are not buying her BS and call her out!


4 posted on 05/09/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

What nobody ever talks about, is that the Washington Post and Newsweek had the Lewinsky story, but had been sitting on it for months!! I can only assume that they decided not to go with the story because it would damage a good Democrat president, Bill Clinton.

So, Drudge exposed the story, which the MSM was refusing to do, for their own reasons.

One has to believe that, if the MSM had a story about a Republican president and an affair, that they would have gone with the story as soon as they found out about it.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 10:41:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TexasCajun

Tina Brown is like a failed NFL coach...she leaves destruction at every job, and yet keeps getting hired by seemingly clueless new employers....


6 posted on 05/09/2014 10:44:25 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: TexasCajun

Crimea?


7 posted on 05/09/2014 10:46:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TexasCajun

Tina is sensing her imminent firing over the utter failure of Newsweek and is reaching for something, anything, to preserve her highly-paid tenure.

Nobody could care less about Monica. Dude, that was 15 years ago!


8 posted on 05/09/2014 10:48:26 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: TexasCajun

For the record. Clinton sexually harassed an intern. He used the power of his office to obtain favors from an underling.

If a male supervisor says to a female employee: “What a nice dress you have” he can be accused of harassment. There is no defense for the accusation. The male is always guilty.

Double standard.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 10:49:14 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: TexasCajun

The comments at the beast are destroying Tina!


10 posted on 05/09/2014 10:51:53 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TexasCajun

Goodness, the editor-in-chief of Tatler magazine rants about scandalous media coverage...


11 posted on 05/09/2014 10:55:41 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: clintonh8r
Tina Brown is like a failed NFL coach Hillary...she leaves destruction at every job, and yet keeps getting hired by seemingly clueless new employers....

There, fixed it.

12 posted on 05/09/2014 11:00:59 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: TexasCajun

How Tina lost $100 Million at Newsweek after losing $50 Million at Talk and $10 Million/year at The Daily Beast: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/tina-brown-how-to-lose-100-million-105907.html#.U20XnIFdUyM


13 posted on 05/09/2014 11:02:21 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: TexasCajun
The Monica Lewinsky confessional in Vanity Fair brings back a torrent of unfond memories

Yeah. It reminds Tina of a time before she spent a fortune on three failed media projects and became the laughing stock of the publishing industry.

14 posted on 05/09/2014 11:02:35 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TexasCajun
The Monica Lewinsky confessional in Vanity Fair...

Top to bottom, the whole thing is a pile of BS.
Laying aside the fact that the point of the Lewinsky scandal was not about sex but the attempted violation by the president of the right of citizen Paula Jones to have her day in court, Monica's "confessional" stinks to high heaven. If you listen to her carefully, Monica's statement is tailor-made to put Hillary! in the best possible light; this nonsense about how she blames herself will only work on those who weren't paying attention at the time. Come on! She was running the bimbo eruptions!! The whole Clinton "marriage" was a sham from the beginning.

One very intriguing thing no one has analyzed is that for the last few years, Monica Lewinsky has been working on a degree from the London School of Economics. Who does that remind you of? That's right; that's the Alma Matter of...wait for it...George Soros!

At this point, I'd be content with one ninth of what Monica's getting to sell this manure.

15 posted on 05/09/2014 11:05:26 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: Talisker

Wasn’t broken....


16 posted on 05/09/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Tina forgets who the slug is that pushed for and implemented the Federal Sexual Harassment guidelines for Federal employees and forced them all to go thru training...

Billy Jeff Buttafuco....


17 posted on 05/09/2014 11:10:13 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: clintonh8r

Then let’s say, re-adapted.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: TexasCajun

What I find amazing is that anyone who saw a byline listing Tina Brown as author read the article.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 11:24:14 AM PDT by Random Access
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To: TexasCajun

Her breast size is larger than her IQ.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 11:31:38 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: stormhill
Not only was their marriage a sham so was them becoming parents. Bill had just lost his first term as governor in 1980 and their polls and focus groups (ran by Dick Morris) pointed to Hillary being the problem for Arkansas voters. Morris of course totally ignored the Reagan wave of 1980 and the fact Clinton raised taxes when he said he wouldn't (he raised the state drivers license “fees” and claimed that wasn't a tax increase. Sound familiar?)

So to make her more “feminine” they took off her coke bottle glasses for contacts, put her in dresses holding umbrellas over Bill at events and then got pregnant with Chelsea.

22 posted on 05/09/2014 11:36:08 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Can you delete this first post? I doubled posted after a spell check.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 11:37:27 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: clintonh8r
Tina Brown is like a failed NFL coach...she leaves destruction at every job, and yet keeps getting hired by seemingly clueless new employers....

Yup, her last failure cost Barry Diller $100 million. That's real money in some circles.

24 posted on 05/09/2014 11:38:51 AM PDT by KevinB ("If it weren't for double standards Democrats would have no standards at all" - Chris Plante)
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To: TexasCajun

Tina Brown? Didn’t she used to be famous?


25 posted on 05/09/2014 12:06:24 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: TexasCajun
But she herself is a little short of empathy towards the woman whose husband she was romping with. She uses the loftily patronizing word “troubling” to describe Hillary’s confiding to her late best friend Diana Blair that she blamed herself somewhat for Bill’s straying and calling Monica “a narcissistic loony toon.” “Yes, I get it,” writes Monica. “Hillary Clinton wanted it on record that she was lashing out at her husband’s mistress.”

Hillary would get my sympathy IF Monica was the first 'other woman' or the 10th... but that wasn't the case. Hillary and others in the campaign ran the 'sluts and nuts' teams that took down the women Bill had taken down first. There's a point where 'the ugly' appears to be they're BOTH 'doing' fairly helpless women ...

If Linda Tripp had not intervened, the lies Clinton and his wife were putting out - that Monica AND her mother were mentally ill - and Bill was 'ministering' to Monica... and the lies about 'the vast right wing conspiracy' behind it all - could have held.

Thank God for Linda Tripp.

Hillary used the occasion to trash Americans who were Conservative by blaming the truth (as it turned out) on 'the vast right wing conspiracy'. Both Bill and Hillary were more than happy to lie about the situation, blame others, and use the power of their positions against innocent conservative citizens...

I read the first half of this piece and was so disgusted by Tina Brown's stupidity that I couldn't finish it.

26 posted on 05/09/2014 1:48:01 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: Random Access
What I find amazing is that anyone who saw a byline listing Tina Brown as author read the article.

Drudge has the link to this Tina Brown rant, clicked the link, read her whining about the good ole days before Drudge and other Conservative blogs, read the viewer comments and just had to share.

27 posted on 05/09/2014 2:25:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

I’d be perfectly happy never to hear from or about Bubba and Hillary and all their entourage ever, ever again. How about you?


28 posted on 05/09/2014 4:28:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Hillary Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Tina is a relic from another time; she’s not someone who is really ‘with it’ and her glory years were the Eighties and Nineties.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 6:42:54 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yeah, she was once one of the top writers for various upscale (now trash) publications like Vanity Fair. Her peak time was the Eighties and Nineties. Now she’s just increasingly a joke.

I think she bought NewsWeek for one dollar, so really, it’s not like she’s someone who is currently able to get fired (as far as I know). Her stories are a complete joke.


30 posted on 05/09/2014 6:45:10 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: RichInOC
I’d be perfectly happy never to hear from or about Bubba and Hillary and all their entourage ever, ever again. How about you?

Hillary thinks she is owed the White House, Bubba loves the spot-light, Hillary & Web's daughter is trying to figure out how to best capitalize her inherited fame.

31 posted on 05/10/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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