“I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” or so former president Bill Clinton claimed of former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. While few in the United States ever particularly believed the then-president upon making such a statement, it has haunted him and Lewinsky since.
However, Lewinsky has made it clear that she is simply fed up with being prompted by the topic of the ticklish Clinton affair. She did so in a recent interview where she stormed off the stage upon being asked a reportedly ‘off limits’ question. Unfortunately, for both parties involved, there may never be an end to the probing considering that democrats seemingly love to dwell.
On Monday evening, Monica Lewinsky appeared in an interview in Jerusalem for what was to be a 15-minute discussion of the ‘perils and positives of the Internet,’ as the former intern has since turned her efforts towards anti-bullying, sexual harassment, and such which frequently occurs online.
While there were many other questions that interviewer Yonit Levi could have asked Lewinsky during their discussion, she unapologetically turned the conversation towards the affair that Monica was involved in over 20 years ago.
It pertained to Bill Clinton’s defensive response in June to whether he had ever “personally apologized to Lewinsky” about the affair.
To this, Clinton responded of Lewinsky, “I have never talked to her. But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry. That’s very different. The apology was public.”
Still, some have concurred that Clinton still owes her a personal, formal apology, apparently including Levi who blatantly asked about the former president’s ‘rather irate’ response, asking Lewinsky, “Do you still expect that apology, the personal apology?”
To this, Lewinsky immediately responded, saying, “I’m so sorry. I’m not going to be able to do this,” setting down her microphone and storming off the stage without another word. Some members of the audience cheered in response.
While interviewers arguably should stay on-topic, it can be argued that Clinton’s apparent attitude regarding how he wishes to put the issue behind him is somewhat relevant to bullying and Lewinsky’s recent feminist efforts.
Except that it was reported that upon Lewinsky and Levi discussing the parameters of the interview just the day before, Monica made it explicitly clear that that specific question regarding Clinton’s ‘personal apology’ was ‘off limits’ and would not be answered.
However, Levi nonetheless proceeded with the inquiry, to which Lewinsky reflected on it in saying that “When she asked me it on stage, with blatant disregard for our agreement, it became clear to me I had been misled. I left because it is more important than ever for women to stand up for themselves and not allow others to control their narrative.”
Following Lewinsky posting the aforementioned on Twitter along with an apology to viewers for her sudden disappearance, Channel 2 News reportedly said of Lewinsky’s move that “we respect her sensitivity and wish her luck.”
Of course, there are several ways to interpret the abruptly ended interview. While feminists may be cheering Lewinsky for standing up for women in putting down her microphone, this is not a situation that only affects women.
In late July, for example, President Donald Trump refused to answer to a reporter, Kaitlan Collins, who had been repeatedly badgering him about former lawyer Michael Cohen following a meeting in the Oval Office pertaining to an entirely unrelated topic at hand.
Surely also fed up with conspiratory liberals and their inability to let a topic go, President Trump rightfully ignored the reporter’s questioning considering that he had made it clear that there would be no further questions.
Of course, Lewinsky’s situation is slightly different considering that she had an ‘inappropriate relationship’ with the then-President of the United States.
However, there is something to be said on her defense which further reveals the hypocrisy of the democratic party.
On one hand, they have recently been fighting for women’s equality to a ridiculous degree of feminism such as that which Lewinsky has also demanded in her recent advocacy for the #MeToo movement and her article published with Vanity Fair.
Yet the left’s inability to let any sort of controversy go had seemingly pushed some, such as Lewinsky, to pursue such an avenue in finally opening up about it beginning in 2014.
Yet the questions about the affair have continued well into 2018 when, in June, Clinton “came under criticism from members of his own party” for failing to do his part in #MeToo efforts and personally apologize.
However, the seemingly unending cycle is admittedly hysterical considering that bringing up the matter with Bill Clinton once again naturally demands answers from Monica as well, thus making her a ‘target’ of such to which women’s rights groups have defended.
Again, such can only be expected following the scandal that Lewinsky and Clinton were involved in. Yet even more easily anticipated is the behavior from the left which depends on controversy such as this to fill their obnoxious dialogue.