While anchors and analysts on MSNBC had nothing but praise for anyone involved in the prosecution accusations that President Trump is unfit for office and should immediately be removed, these same liberals have had nothing but contempt and ridicule for the people who sought to defend the Republican occupant of the White House. That was particularly evident on Tuesday’s edition of Morning Joe, when co-host Joe Scarborough sought to demean Trump defender Ken Starr -- who claimed that we’re in an “age of impeachment" -- by stating that the former Bill Clinton prosecutor had included several sexual terms in his own report two decades ago.
The third season of the American Crime Story cable television series dealing with the impeachment of the 42nd U.S. President will not air on FX until after the 2020 election, John Landgraf -- the head of the pay cable television channel -- stated on Thursday, January 9. While the given reason for the delay is that creator-producer Ryan Murphy has a “busy schedule” due to the three-season renewal of his FX American Horror Story anthology series, Landgraf noted that the current media environment is “toxic” on issues related to the scandal involving Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
When the FX cable TV channel announced in early August that the network will produce a series that would tell the story of Monica Lewinsky, the most interesting aspect about the Ryan Murphy-guided anthology was the fact that Lewinsky herself was going to serve as a producer. However, on Wednesday, FX CEO John Landgraf responded to the fact that no one has yet been signed to portray Hillary Clinton by stating that she “is actually not a significant character” in American Crime Story: Impeachment because it’s “told from the point of view of these women who were really far from the center of power.”
MSNBC's Morning Joe had a rare moment of journalistic integrity on Thursday morning when they took Democrats to task for refusing to tell Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax to resign after he was accused of sexual assault.
New York Times writer Amanda Hess issued surprise criticism of the media’s coverage of Bill Clinton’s sex scandals in her review of The Clinton Affair, A&E’s six-part mini-series on Bill Clinton’s scandal over White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Hess argued that the women who accused the former president of sexual harassment were unjustly mocked and shunned by the mainstream press: “Paula Jones Re-emerges In New Light – A time to listen to the women of the Bill Clinton scandals.” It’s sound advice from Hess, but 20 years too late for the partisan New York Times, which dismissed Juanita Broaddrick’s credible allegations of rape against Clinton as “toxic waste.
Who believes another FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh will be the end of it? If the FBI finds nothing to support Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party, will it be enough for Democrats to vote to confirm him? Republicans say the investigation is limited to her charge and that of a third accuser, Julie Swetnick, whose allegations, detailed in a sworn affidavit, claim she was the victim of gang rape. How many more will come forward?
Twenty years after he recommended to Congress that President Clinton be impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, Kenneth Starr has written a book about it. Surely, with the passage of time and many other books exploring the Lewinsky affair and the other Clinton scandals, Starr can be treated with dignity and respect. Back then, he faced ABC’s Diane Sawyer calling his Starr Report “demented pornography, pornography for Puritans.” Twenty years later, nothing has changed.
Better late than never? CBS This Morning on Tuesday awoke to the idea that, when it came to sexual abuse, Bill Clinton might be “remembered as a man who abused his power.” The morning show hosts highlighted Bill Clinton’s train wreck book tour where the former President insisted he didn’t owe Monica Lewinsky an apology.
It turns out that Rachel Maddow's speculation, articulated twice on Friday, that President Donald Trump ordered air strikes in Syria "because of scandal" is not limited at MSBNC to one far-left host. It's a perceived, widely-shared likelihood which has frequently been tied to Wag the Dog, a movie which appeared just before the late-1990s Clinton-Lewinsky scandal broke.
While the Kennedys didn't stop the Chappaquiddick movie, it looks like the Clintons can still create "second thoughts" in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter notes Glee creator Ryan Murphy "hit the brakes" on a season of his FX series American Crime Story centered on Monica Lewinsky. The History Channel also had "second thoughts" on a six-part drama series on the Clinton impeachment.
On Monday, ABC’s Good Morning America was the only network morning show to refuse to cover Monica Lewinsky accusing former President Bill Clinton of a “gross abuse of power” for having an affair with her when she was a White House intern. Perhaps the glaring omission had something to do with anchor George Stephanopoulos being a former Clinton operative.
CNN analyst and HLN host S.E. Cupp guest-hosted The View today, and used the occasion to push back against the table’s liberal spin. While talking about Stormy Daniels, Cupp called out the leftists in the media for choosing to believe the porn star’s account of her affair with President Trump, while they tore down and discredited President Clinton’s many accusers in the 1990s.