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Clinton rages against Dimbleby in Panorama confrontation over Lewinsky
The Sunday Telegraph ^ | June 20, 2004 | Chris Hastings and Charles Laurence

Posted on 06/19/2004 4:38:44 PM PDT by MadIvan

Bill Clinton loses his temper with David Dimbleby during a BBC television interview to be broadcast this week when he is repeatedly quizzed about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

The former American president, famed for his amiable disposition, becomes visibly angry and rattled, particularly when Dimbleby asks him whether his publicly declared contrition over the affair is genuine.

His outrage at the line of questioning during the 50-minute interview, to be broadcast on Panorama on Tuesday night, lasts several minutes. It is the first time that the former President has been seen to lose his temper publicly over the issue of his sexual liaisons with Ms Lewinsky.

The President initially responds to Dimbleby's questions by launching a general attack on media intrusion. When the broadcaster persists with the question of whether the politician was truly penitent, Clinton directs his anger towards Dimbleby.

The atmosphere, which was initially warm, then turns decidedly chilly. One BBC executive who has seen the interview, which took place in a New York hotel last Wednesday, said: "He is visibly angry with Dimbleby's line of questioning and some of that anger gets directed at Dimbleby himself. As outbursts go, it is not just some flash that is over in an instant. It is something substantial and sustained.

"It is memorable television which will give the public a different insight into the President's character. It will leave them wondering whether he is as contrite as he says he is about past events. Dimbleby manages to remain calm and order is eventually restored."

Mr Clinton agreed to speak to Panorama as part of the publicity campaign for his autobiography My Life.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
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Dimbleby is old school. Welcome to the British press as it once was, Sideshow Bill.

Regards, Ivan


1 posted on 06/19/2004 4:38:45 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: lainde; Denver Ditdat; Judith Anne; Desdemona; alnick; knews_hound; faithincowboys; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 06/19/2004 4:39:03 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can indeed change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

I hope we get to see this over here. Ping me to a webcast or videoclip if you ever come across one.


3 posted on 06/19/2004 4:40:28 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The Four Pillars of America; Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Reagan)
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To: MadIvan
Dimbleby asks him whether his publicly declared contrition over the affair is genuine.

Ha! If Dimbleby were any kind of journalist, he'd know that there is NOTHING genuine about this prick!

4 posted on 06/19/2004 4:40:33 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! -- RIP, President Reagan)
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To: MadIvan

I wonder if anyone will ask him "Was Monica the only woman other than your wife you had sexual contact with during your presidency"?


5 posted on 06/19/2004 4:41:19 PM PDT by John Thornton
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To: MadIvan

Would the BBC webcast this, or have clips on their website? I don't have BBC, and I would love to watch it.


6 posted on 06/19/2004 4:42:36 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: MadIvan

Rage rage against the dying of the light


7 posted on 06/19/2004 4:42:41 PM PDT by woofie ( 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.)
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To: MadIvan
It is the first time that the former President has been seen to lose his temper publicly over the issue of his sexual liaisons with Ms Lewinsky.

Uh, he lost his temper frequently. Just ask Juanita Broaddrick.

8 posted on 06/19/2004 4:43:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Extremer than any Extremist!!!)
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Dimbleby ...how British can you get ? Great name ...


9 posted on 06/19/2004 4:43:34 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: NYC GOP Chick
He knows. That's why he pressed Clinton on the issue. And oh dear, the real Bill emerged. ;)

Regards, Ivan

10 posted on 06/19/2004 4:44:01 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can indeed change the world.)
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To: MadIvan
The former American president, famed for his amiable disposition, Bullshiite
11 posted on 06/19/2004 4:44:19 PM PDT by listenhillary (The media and DNC have joined the terrorists and declared war on the USA.)
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To: MadIvan
Seems we heard a similar fabrication regarding klinton's temper once before. This is nothing more than the BBC ramping up interest in their interview.

Nothing klinton likes more than talking about monica.

12 posted on 06/19/2004 4:44:41 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: MadIvan

Did his face turn a reddish purple?


13 posted on 06/19/2004 4:45:34 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! -- RIP, President Reagan)
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To: OldFriend
I take this seriously...this is an article in the Telegraph. Also this was discussed on Sky News, apparently it's quite a blow up.

Regards, Ivan

14 posted on 06/19/2004 4:45:39 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can indeed change the world.)
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Seems we heard a similar fabrication regarding klinton's temper once before. This is nothing more than the BBC ramping up interest in their interview.

That's exactly what I thought! Something about a cigar...

15 posted on 06/19/2004 4:46:02 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname
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To: MadIvan

Ivan, if you ever hear of this on a web cam, PLEASE ping me? I'd LOVE to see this!


16 posted on 06/19/2004 4:46:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (God Bless America)
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I will do - it's too bad I don't have a DVD recorder, I'd set that up and spread it on the 'Net - hopefully Drudge will get wind of it.

Regards, Ivan

17 posted on 06/19/2004 4:46:59 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can indeed change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

OOOooooOOOooohhh! This I must see! *praying profoundly for on-line video clip*


18 posted on 06/19/2004 4:47:30 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: MadIvan; SevenofNine

Thanks!

Seven...you're always posting the Sky News, BBC, etc. news. If you see a web cam of this little incident, will you please let us know?


20 posted on 06/19/2004 4:48:38 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (God Bless America)
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