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Lewinsky-produced 'impeachment' drama to air weeks before U.S. election

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This unbelievably tasteless exploitation almost guarantees its success.

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Apparently, the FX Network isn’t afraid of the Clintons, who are infamous for settling scores with people they believe have crossed them. Perhaps this shows that the establishment is washing its hands of Bill and Hillary.

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This unbelievably tasteless exploitation almost guarantees its success.

Ironic payback, since unbelievably tasteless exploitation pretty well described what the Clintons did to her.

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The Clintons were/are another example of the elite who showed scant regard for the ordinary people in their pursuit of power.

I hope this great show (albeit it a trashy one but compulsive viewing) goes to town on them.

There is no doubt that the predator abused his power as PotUS.

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As I remember it, Bill Clinton spent the rest of his Presidency after the Lewinsky affair was revealed fighting off Republican demands for impeachment and the public airing of his and her (literal) dirty laundry every day in a media ravenous for all the dirty details.

It's more than a little mealy-mouthed and hypocritical for the fully consenting and adult Ms Lewinsky to utter vapid BS like "reclaiming her narrative" when the person who suffered the most damage and embarrassment as a result of this affair was Bill Clinton - with maybe Hillary coming in at No. 2.

And I'm no fan of theirs, either.

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when the person who suffered the most damage and embarrassment as a result of this affair was Bill Clinton - with maybe Hillary coming in at No. 2.

I have little sympathy for them, tbh.

Although Clinton was an important element in the peace process in NI/6 counties, I'll give him that.

But his reputation (and HRC's) remains tarnished. Not just for his abuse of power but his lying to the people.

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America’s best postwar president and the most gifted politician of our times. He was a sex maniac and a liar, but he left office with extraordinary approval ratings.

I’d take Clinton with all his flaws over the travesty in charge now or any of the Democrats running now. He’s in a different league.

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Toasted, I don't really disagree re the Clintons - I just extend my lack of sympathy to cover Lewinsky. Her assumption of victim status really gets up my nose - no shortage of real victims whose stories could be told. I won't be watching this one.

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I won't be watching this one.

Fair enough. Both series so far, although wildly different, have been trashy and gripping. They also highlight the mania of the gutter press, which is always a plus.

I'll be watching out of habit & to see how right/wrong they get it.

Season 2 felt more like its sister show, American Horror Story. Darren Criss was terrifying and mesmerising at the same time.

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Trump is focused on winning 2020 while the Dems are still trying to win 2016.

Sad and desperate! :D

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BigYenToday 09:45 am JSTAs I remember it, Bill Clinton spent the rest of his Presidency after the Lewinsky affair was revealed fighting off Republican demands for impeachment and the public airing of his and her (literal) dirty laundry every day in a media ravenous for all the dirty details.

It's more than a little mealy-mouthed and hypocritical for the fully consenting and adult Ms Lewinsky to utter vapid BS like "reclaiming her narrative" when the person who suffered the most damage and embarrassment as a result of this affair was Bill Clinton - with maybe Hillary coming in at No. 2.

And I'm no fan of theirs, either.

Just what we needed, a rehash of one of America's Stupidest Moments in History.

What makes it worse is at the time, nobody in America really cared about justice, they just acted like 11 year old juveniles reading their first dirty books. It was absolutely disgusting to the max. Monica, Paula and Gennifer were willing consenting adults - and stupid. And the sensationalistic trash-loving public acted like this stupid cheating/adultery thing never happened before. Other nations don't act so stupid and moronic over events like this!

Meanwhile we have a collaborating sex offender kidnapper fascist occupying the WH who is violating the Constitution and the security of America. What are we going to about** that? **

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why would there be a "swift backlash"?

"I don't believe it's going to determine who the next president of the United States is going to be," he added in response to the swift backlash.

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A microcosm of how dumbed down our modern entertainment/media complex has become.  So just because she had a cigar incident with old snake hips Bill, she is now qualified to produce a show about it.  A "true crime story".  she was "swept up"........  "Fully reclaim her narrative"".           

Idiotic.

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This has got to be humiliating for Bill Clinton.

There is no doubt that the predator abused his power as PotUS.

And yet, incredibly, he has never been properly punished for this.

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Just what we needed, a rehash of one of America's Stupidest Moments in History.

What makes it worse is at the time, nobody in America really cared about justice, they just acted like 11 year old juveniles reading their first dirty books. It was absolutely disgusting to the max. Monica, Paula and Gennifer were willing consenting adults - and stupid. And the sensationalistic trash-loving public acted like this stupid cheating/adultery thing never happened before. Other nations don't act so stupid and moronic over events like this!

Bang on, starpunk. One of the most disgusting & childish character assassination I've ever seen. Anglo-american puritanism at its worst.

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so the dems will hate because it talks bad about Clinton, the reps will hate because it has the word impeachment which isn't good to remind the people with Trump. Both sides hate...go for it.

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I never saw Monica as being sexually harassed. I saw a young, not very bright woman who was so impressed that the president looked at her that she was willing, without much coercion, to do things with him. If she'd kept her mouth shut and not babbled about the affair, she wouldn't be in this position.

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I never saw Monica as being sexually harassed. I saw a young, not very bright woman who was so impressed that the president looked at her that she was willing, without much coercion, to do things with him. If she'd kept her mouth shut and not babbled about the affair, she wouldn't be in this position.

I agree. She knew exactly what she was doing. She hung onto a semen stained dress. She not only knew what she was doing, but was planning for the future in case it went to hell. I really don't consider her a victim at all.

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The announcement of season three prompted an immediate social media storm, with many users claiming a renewed focus on a sex scandal which nearly toppled a Democratic president would benefit incumbent Republican Donald Trump.

I don't think this would give Trump an advantage. The haters will hate Trump even he comes up with the cure for cancer and aids tomorrow. But it will definitely expose the selective moral outrage and hypocrisy of the democrats.

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extankerAug. 9 02:23 am JSTI never saw Monica as being sexually harassed. I saw a young, not very bright woman who was so impressed that the president looked at her that she was willing, without much coercion, to do things with him. If she'd kept her mouth shut and not babbled about the affair, she wouldn't be in this position.

I agree. She knew exactly what she was doing. She hung onto a semen stained dress. She not only knew what she was doing, but was planning for the future in case it went to hell. I really don't consider her a victim at all.

She was willing and consenting - then she had to get her idiotic famous 15 minutes. And the American people are hypocrites for even getting so puritanical and worked up over something that is so common. Everyone in this sick and sorry drama/story - from Pres. Clinton, Monica, Congress, the sensational press, the porn-loving public --- stupid, stupid, STUPID!!!

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