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Clinton Rages at BBC for Quizzing Him Over Monica
Yahoo News ^ | 6/21/04

Posted on 06/21/2004 1:35:17 PM PDT by marshmallow

LONDON (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton (news - web sites) lost his temper during a BBC interview after being repeatedly asked if he was genuine in voicing regret over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Clinton, revving up a publicity campaign ahead of the release Tuesday of his memoirs, bristled at relentless questioning about the affair with the White House intern by veteran BBC interviewer David Dimbleby, according to British newspapers.

The Times said Monday that Clinton, known for being media savvy and cheerful in public, let out a rant that lasted several minutes.

"As outbursts go, it is not just some flash that is over in an instant. It is something substantial and sustained," said a BBC executive who viewed the interview, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The weekly said Clinton then branched out into an attack on media intrusion into the private lives of public figures.

Britain's public broadcaster will air the Clinton interview Tuesday, in step with the release of his much-awaited memoirs.

While the book recounts key global events of the charismatic Clinton's two-term presidency -- Kosovo, the Middle East, Somalia -- public interest in the 957-page tome has focused on the Lewinsky affair, one of the "old demons" that nearly brought down the world's most powerful man.

In leaked excerpts of the book and interviews ahead of its release, Clinton describes the Lewinsky affair as a moral failing, says he worried about losing the love of his daughter Chelsea and confesses that his marriage was salvaged by a year of intensive marital counseling.


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1 posted on 06/21/2004 1:35:17 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I can imagine the rant beginning with, "how dare you ask me about Monica Lewinsky, we agreed to a friendly interview in advance!"


2 posted on 06/21/2004 1:38:14 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: marshmallow

I just want someone to tell me that there's a way that I can see or at least hear this.


3 posted on 06/21/2004 1:38:56 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: marshmallow

Are we going to be able to see this?

It says it will be broadcast, but can we see it in the US?


4 posted on 06/21/2004 1:39:54 PM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: marshmallow
Yeah, I can see the tantrum. Go figure.

one of the "old demons" that nearly brought down the world's most powerful man.

World's most powerful man? I thought this was about Clinton, not someone powerful.

5 posted on 06/21/2004 1:41:17 PM PDT by Jaded (Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain)
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To: marshmallow
Clinton Rages at BBC for Quizzing Him Over Monica

Why? ...It's the cause for what is probably your Administrations biggest positive accomplishment: Tying up government so it can't change tax laws back and forth to a substantial degree. This was an enormous boon to the economy.

6 posted on 06/21/2004 1:41:36 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: marshmallow

They should be asking him about the rapes.


7 posted on 06/21/2004 1:42:33 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: lepton

Absolument!


8 posted on 06/21/2004 1:42:47 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: marshmallow

"Y'ever hear of 'Arkancide', son?"


9 posted on 06/21/2004 1:43:44 PM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: Jaded

Must have been uncomfortable for Bill. Sitting there without the reporters nose between his cheeks. Probably felt vulnerable.


10 posted on 06/21/2004 1:43:53 PM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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To: marshmallow

If it weren't for the American media handling this psychopath with kid gloves, he'd never have elected president.


11 posted on 06/21/2004 1:44:17 PM PDT by Spok
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To: marshmallow
Clinton, revving up a publicity campaign ahead of the release Tuesday of his memoirs, bristled at relentless questioning about the affair with the White House intern by veteran BBC interviewer David Dimbleby, according to British newspapers.

More Clinton pathology-- "YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE EVERYTHING I SAY!" Very Kerry-esque, as well.

12 posted on 06/21/2004 1:45:36 PM PDT by atomicpossum (I give up! Entropy, you win!)
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To: marshmallow

I would find it very surprising if the book is interesting even to his followers (to read, not just to buy). Clinton's popularity is a personality cult. It relies on emotional impression, which can only really be delivered verbally. His speeches, in written form, are just a meandering trail of contradictions and verications. Only in verbal form can his empathic drive come across - especially to those who are not already cultists.


13 posted on 06/21/2004 1:46:14 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: marshmallow
confesses that his marriage was salvaged by a year of intensive marital counseling.

Woaaaa....dude...and like you paid someone to do that?

14 posted on 06/21/2004 1:46:29 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: marshmallow
..confesses that his marriage was salvaged by a year of intensive marital counseling.

"I'll get you a an apartment Hillary, and some fine women, for about a year. By then it should all blow over."

15 posted on 06/21/2004 1:48:01 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: marshmallow

I wonder if this is all a ruse, like when they let out the rumor that he had angrily stalked off during his grand jury testimony?


16 posted on 06/21/2004 1:48:44 PM PDT by MarkeyD (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/about/">Three Paper Cuts and I'm Out</a>)
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To: marshmallow

Interesting that Clinton's concerns about Chelsea is whether or not he will lose her love. No mention about worrying whether he is a good parent or roll model in spite of serial womanizing and all the attendant publicity. Only whether he'll lose her "love". It is, after all, about him. Well, there's no news here. He's consistent. He's really, really consistent.


17 posted on 06/21/2004 1:49:38 PM PDT by Max7
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To: All

Clinton should just stick to the alphabet (i.e. Dan Rather style) channel interviews....


18 posted on 06/21/2004 1:51:09 PM PDT by fhlh ("Work Harder.... Millions of people on welfare are counting on you!!!")
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To: theDentist

Did Flubba try pelting him with Big Macs?


19 posted on 06/21/2004 1:51:29 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Clara Lou

Last night Drudge had a picture of Clinton posted, I assume
during the interview. It was a side view, he was
clinching his jaw to the max. His nose was purple and
his right jaw, all up the side of his face was knotted
up and purple, absolutely reddish purple.


20 posted on 06/21/2004 1:51:44 PM PDT by Twinkie
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To: Spok

True....same media that put him in office..is on a crusade to take a good and honorable man out of office. Why? They
can't handle truth and honesty and a man who loves this
country and will defend it, but also go on offense when it
warrants it...the Hollywood libs, chicken Democrats and a
few RINO's can also be included in the "bash Bush" crowd
and I for one hope that GWB...takes 47 states...give them
Massmychooseits..and 2 others.....Jake


21 posted on 06/21/2004 1:52:38 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: marshmallow
This question sent CLintoon into a rage: "The American people have a lot of questions about illegal money from China and the campaign-finance scandal."
22 posted on 06/21/2004 1:53:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (I remember.)
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To: marshmallow
"The weekly said Clinton then branched out into an attack on media intrusion into the private lives of public figures."

Here's a suggestion for you, Slick. Then don't write books about your private life and go on media tours to promote them.

And this man is supposed to be bright?

23 posted on 06/21/2004 1:55:30 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: All

I thought that I had heard somewhere that he doesn't mention Monica Lewinsky by name in the book. Does anyone know if this is true. Just wondering because all the articles are written as if she is mentioned by name.


24 posted on 06/21/2004 1:58:14 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("Proud to be a Reagan American")
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To: Twinkie
Last night Drudge had a picture of Clinton posted, I assume during the interview. It was a side view, he was clinching his jaw to the max. His nose was purple and his right jaw, all up the side of his face was knotted up and purple, absolutely reddish purple.


26 posted on 06/21/2004 1:59:49 PM PDT by Aeronaut (I think I'll just go lie by my dish and whimper.)
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To: Aeronaut

Clinton's legacy will be Monica. There is nothing he can do about it!


27 posted on 06/21/2004 2:03:16 PM PDT by Voltage
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To: Voltage
Clinton's legacy will be Monica.

It already is. I find it quite amusing as he tries to change it, but it will never be anything else.

28 posted on 06/21/2004 2:06:12 PM PDT by Aeronaut (I think I'll just go lie by my dish and whimper.)
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To: marshmallow
Panorama: Clinton - The Interview will be broadcast on BBC One on Tuesday, 22 June 2004 at 22:35 BST

29 posted on 06/21/2004 2:06:40 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Aeronaut

Back when Clinton was still "in orifice," a photo was posted here of bubba screaming in Paul Sperry's face at some barbecue event for the media. Sperry had dared to ask Clinton when his next press conference might be. Slick looked like his eyes were going to pop out and his head was going to explode. When Clinton finished screaming, Sperry just calmly repeated his question.


30 posted on 06/21/2004 2:08:09 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Voltage
Clinton's legacy will be Monica. There is nothing he can do about it!

And Impeachment.

No matter how much he calls it a 'badge of honor' and 'he beat impeachment', he didn't. Parsing doesn't change history. Clinton WAS impeached!
31 posted on 06/21/2004 2:08:31 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Aeronaut
To post #26: "It was a side view, he was clinching his jaw to the max. His nose was purple and his right jaw, all up the side of his face was knotted up and purple, absolutely reddish purple."

I think it looks like somebody slapped him.......

32 posted on 06/21/2004 2:10:10 PM PDT by Max7
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To: marshmallow
"....in the 957-page tome has focused on the Lewinsky affair, one of the "old demons" that nearly brought down the world's most powerful man.

Too bad no one sat down with Clinton as a youth and read to him; "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner", by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The point of the poem being both matrimonial fidelity and personal integrity to one friends and acquaintances. And so for Bill:

"Ah wel-a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young;
Instead of the cross the Albatross
About my neck was hung.

33 posted on 06/21/2004 2:10:11 PM PDT by elbucko
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To: Bonaparte

Some FR poster made a comment a day or two ago about a Clinton rage. The poster said that the reason George Steffonofolus quit was that Clinton was always loudly screaming profanities at him daily.

[I had not heard that before.]


34 posted on 06/21/2004 2:10:55 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: marshmallow

I'll believe this when I see it. We were snookered once before during the grand jury testimony. I think this is just book sales hype.


35 posted on 06/21/2004 2:12:37 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (Stir the pot...don't let anything settle to the bottom where the lawyers can feed off of it!)
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To: Voltage
The weekly said Clinton then branched out into an attack on media intrusion into the private lives of public figures.

What has that to do with anything? clinton's affair with Lewinsky was nothing to do with his "private life" - It was done in the work place (YOUR Oval Office), during working time (Supposedly doing "the peoples work") with an employee - not on his own private time.

No one, at any time, investigated anything that went on in his bedroom.

36 posted on 06/21/2004 2:14:11 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Voltage
Clinton's legacy will be Monica. There is nothing he can do about it!

That is what he truly deserves!

37 posted on 06/21/2004 2:15:09 PM PDT by SuziQ (Bush in 2004/Because we MUST!!)
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To: DainBramage

***Woaaaa....dude...and like you paid someone to do that?***

LOL!

No, if they went to a counselor at all, it was only for show. All they had to do to keep the marriage intact was to remind each other that while married they can't be forced to testify against each other.


38 posted on 06/21/2004 2:17:04 PM PDT by kitkat (PLEASE STEAL THIS TAG: "The democrats would rather win the WH than the war." - Tom DeLay))
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To: marshmallow
Never forget that slick (sick) willie is the best modern
democrat.
Of course this lying raping traitor has no morals, no ethics and no honor.
39 posted on 06/21/2004 2:17:11 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Liberals are like catfish ( all mouth and no brains ))
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To: texasflower
It says it will be broadcast, but can we see it in the US?

It is not entirely clear about this episode as it is a special edition, rather than the usually scheduled Sunday evening; but the latest programme is available to watch from the B.B.C. web-site. Look at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/default.stm for more details. The report of tomorrow's programme seems to be terribly bland, but newspapers clearly indicate a fun showing.
40 posted on 06/21/2004 2:19:30 PM PDT by tjwmason (A voice from Merry England.)
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To: marshmallow

I remember when Monicagate was going on, the Euros kept saying that it was just an affair and the we Yanks were too hung up on sex and "what was the big deal"? Now it seems the BBC is hung up on it. LOL


41 posted on 06/21/2004 2:23:32 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Were those magic grits?)
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To: marshmallow

He was just tired. His momma told him not to do interviews after 7 P.M.


42 posted on 06/21/2004 2:23:43 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: Clara Lou

"I just want someone to tell me that there's a way that I can see or at least hear this."

Ditto.


43 posted on 06/21/2004 2:30:33 PM PDT by Joe Republc
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To: TomGuy
"...that the reason George Steffonofolus quit was that Clinton was always loudly screaming profanities at him daily."

LOL! George was a disgusting slob. In this case, I wouldn't blame bubba.

44 posted on 06/21/2004 2:30:34 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: marshmallow
This reminds me of all those stories we heard about Clinton losing his temper and exploding during his taped deposition. That story was completely fabricated by clinton's people to create a negative expectation...when it didn't happen they thought it made the liar look good.

I wonder what the BBC is up to?

45 posted on 06/21/2004 2:31:01 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: lepton
I would find it very surprising if the book is interesting even to his followers

I almost fell off my chair laughing yesterday when Chris Wallace said on FNS.."In fairness we should report that the NYT reviewed the book on it's front page and called it sloppy, self serving and eyes crossedly dull"!

46 posted on 06/21/2004 2:33:21 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: marshmallow

Even if we got to see it , it would be nothing compared to the video clips Rush showed on his show. One Rush showed was at the Clinton's first Easter party at the White House. It showed Clinton screaming obscenities at a minor aide for not having enough eggs. It is a video that would absolutely open eyes.


47 posted on 06/21/2004 2:38:29 PM PDT by techcor
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To: Wil H

And of course, he then went into Court and lied about it under oath. The lying was the real issue... the idea that anyone (President or not) can just decide that a line of questioning in a legal proceeding is irrelevant, illegitimate, whatever and then lie about it as a result, sets a dangerous precedent. If I am not mistaken, the questioning in his case had been upheld by a Judge before Clinton had to answer it. You just can't have people deciding what rulings they will or will not obey. I also believe that Clinton signed some of the sexual harassment laws that require defendants to answer these types of questions in Court. So why is it his "private life" when he supports comparable inquiries into everyone else's life?


48 posted on 06/21/2004 2:39:18 PM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Veggie Todd
...and "what was the big deal"?

What is degrading and disgusting to Americans is considered the height of sophistication to Europeans. This is why old europe is a dead civilization. They expect depravity in their leaders.

49 posted on 06/21/2004 2:39:47 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: TomGuy
Some FR poster made a comment a day or two ago about a Clinton rage

Well, I know of one and Rush showed the video clip of it. It happened at the Clinton's first Easter Party.

50 posted on 06/21/2004 2:41:10 PM PDT by techcor
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