Monica Lewinsky — the woman true blue Democrats believe is the only woman Bill ever cheated on Hillary with — has returned from wherever Democrats have been hiding her for the last 16 years, and is sharing her wisdom with the world.
In 1998, as you can imagine, there was a media frenzy. Even though it was pre-Google, (that’s right, pre-Google). The World Wide Web (as we called it back then) was already a big part of life.
Overnight, I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was Patient Zero.
The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet. There was no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram back then. But there were gossip, news and entertainment websites replete with comment sections and emails could be forwarded.
That’s right, it’s all the fault of the internet, Monica. And there is absolutely no one else to blame. Nope, no one at all. Absolutely no one who made any bad decisions that could have resulted in your … ahem… “reputation”… being destroyed.
Gawdam Internets, always causing trouble for innocent women and old married dudes.