May 11, 2014

You Won't Believe These Mockups of How Websites Today Would Have Reported the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.

There are some laugh-out-loud items here, e.g.:

But the real punchline is that the last one is not a what-if.

It's what was, back on January 17, 1998.

And that's why we have the websites we have, and Tina Brown must cry.


The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

The Red State one did make me laugh out loud.

Marc said...

Yes, Red State's is the one that made me actually laugh. Vox caused a smile. Oatmeal?

Big Mike said...

I thought the send-up of FiveThirtyEight was spot on.

Anonymous said...

And the Gawker mockup is _exactly_ what I needed to see in the days following the initial drudge report (which I remember seeing as it hit).

Just a simple "Don't Fucking Sleep with Your Interns" "You're an Idiot" would have been so cathartic.

And I didn't see it, which led me to be horrendously sidetracked for a lengthy period of time into full on right wing media land (ldot) because I needed to see someone, somewhere that was not rationalizing this in order to protect political power. But I couldn't find it stated simply anywhere. It had to be some snarky, maleficent entity with ulterior political motives.

It took 5-15 years, but this simple cry of dismay and the other varied responses would be the positive of what Tina Brown decries.

kcom said...

"And I didn't see it"

Yes, lots of people - feminists, Democrats, Newsweek, hypocrites - were tested then... and failed the test. Well, the hypocrites didn't, but everyone else did.

Meade said...

The decision to impeach President Clinton was a political mistake by the Republicans.

The decision to help her husband try to coverup his serial sexual harassments of government workers should disqualify Hillary Clinton from ever holding high office.

The decision by the unanimous Supreme Court in Clinton v. Jones to affirm The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruling that "The President, like all other government officials, is subject to the same laws that apply to all other members of our society" should be what Americans remember and return to discussing whenever the Clinton's names come up. Not oral sex, not Lewinsky, and not the Drudge Report.

The decision of Independent Counsel Robert Ray to sanction rather than prosecute Clinton was judicious while finding "sufficient evidence existed to prosecute President Clinton, confirmed by President Clinton’s admissions and by evidence showing that he engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice."

The Independent Counsel concluded that President Clinton testified falsely on three counts under oath in Clinton v. Jones.

Voters should decide to never elect Hillary and Bill Clinton back to the White House without, at minimum, their full apology to the American people for attempting to cover up all of Bill Clinton's misdemeanors and crimes.

The Godfather said...

@Meade, you rock!

Those are almost exactly my sentiments.

Please don't tell your wife. She'll think I'm sucking up.

madAsHell said...

Explanatory journalism!

Smilin' Jack said...

"You Won't Believe These Mockups of How Websites Today Would Have Reported the Monica Lewinsky Scandal."

She could have had an awesome LinkedIn profile, though.

Conserve Liberty said...

I remember - vividly - the President, on television, wagging his finger at us and stating - categorically - "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."