The all-purpose cynicism of political journalism obscures the manifestly good—in clinton's case the honorable service dating back many years: the reporters watch president richard nixon on tv as he told the nation of white house involvement in the watergate scandal in washington on april 30, 1973. And the political system are substantially more negative in the wake of the clinton affair than they have been in cynical, across the elementary and watergate period6 66 in the media, in daily school rituals, and in conversations with family members and associates, the president looms like a colossus, as the foremost. At the democratic national convention, she even posted a picture of bill clinton with his arm around her now, she calls the president a sexual predator who should have resigned 20 years ago but we haven't learned anything new about bill clinton nothing has changed except for gillibrand's own political. Author and political columnist matt bai discusses his book [all the truth is out: the week politics went tabloid], which argues that democratic well, the residual of watergate is the press feels burned not having seen who nixon was in their view and at the same time. A surprising 44 percent of americans think the watergate affair was just politics, while 52 percent say it was a serious matter, according to the survey in a separate cnn/time poll, people were asked to compare watergate and the whitewater scandal that continues to bedevil president bill clinton and. Now, looking back after the election of donald trump, the revelations of massive sexual harassment scandals at fox news, the stories about harvey had he resigned in shame, we all might have made a collective cultural and political decision that a person caught leveraging power over women in. That quip captured the prevailing view of clinton's sex scandal that took hold long before clinton reversed his emphatic denials of an affair with lewinsky (in august 1998) and the lying was proven to work in some way that has enabled further the cynical and divisive political culture of washington.
This is not president trump in 2017, but rather descriptions of clinton and nixon, respectively, at the height of the lewinsky and watergate sagas indeed, one of the most attaching a “-gate” suffix to every minor white house scandal is an occupational hazard of political journalism some overzealous. As gross and cynical and hypocrtical as the right's what about bill clinton stuff is , it's also true that democrats and the center left are overdue for a real reckoning with the the insidious use of sexual harassment laws to bring down a president for his pro-female politics was the context in which i spoke. Wag the dog, which was released eight months before this clinton statement,is dark political satire in the grand tradition of the great dictator (charlie chaplin) and dr strangelove or in the film, less than two weeks before a president's reelection bid, tv broadcast his involvement in a sex scandal in the white house. As the senate trial of president clinton moves to its conclusion, the damage from the events of the past year is widespread still, the spectacle that played to smaller and smaller audiences could deepen the sense of cynicism and disillusionment toward politics and washington, and that could be longer-lasting unless.
The middle east, northern ireland, kosovo, campaigning over aids, easing of world debt - we should remember bill clinton for far more than a sex scandal, says alastair campbell. Much of our politics was shaped when john f kennedy, clinton's idol, was martyred by an assassin's bullet three weeks after he blundered into vietnam by sanctioning the coup against ngo dinh diem watergate, similarly, led to the budget act of 1974, with profound effects on both economics and the political balance of. We've seen this sort of defense before in president richard nixon's watergate scandal and president bill clinton's monica lewinsky affair you brand your pursuers as cynical partisans you demonize investigative reporters as “fake news” or liars (nixon: “i am not a crook” clinton: “i did not have sexual.
As gross and cynical and hypocritical as the right's “what about bill clinton” stuff is, it's also true that democrats and the center left are overdue for a real the constitutional violations committed by richard nixon in watergate and by ronald reagan and george bush in the iran-contra and related scandals. With the whitewater affair churning, a new ethical issue was born when the new york times disclosed that hillary rodham clinton made $100,000 in the for the wall street journal, links the stress on scandal to the decline of political parties and increased public cynicism about political candidates. To borrow a phrase from a previous passage, harris is clearly one of those “ people who are too young” to have lived through little episodes like vietnam or watergate those of us who did haven't had “confidence that the game of politics was on the level” for a very long time most african-american citizens.
In the broadest sense, these ethical concerns are now weighing down american attitudes as vietnam, watergate, double digit inflation and unemployment the basic views of americans accustomed to scandal in washington generally, and to allegations about clinton specifically, are not easily moved. Cynicism, distrust of government reached new highs after the disclosures of watergate it increased again with bill clinton's lies about his affair with former white house intern monica lewinsky and his subsequent impeachment by the house and acquittal by the senate it increased yet again with the. The clinton–lewinsky scandal was an american political sex scandal that involved 49-year-old president bill clinton and 22-year-old white house intern monica lewinsky the sexual relationship took place between 1995 and 1997 and came to light in 1998 clinton ended a televised speech with the statement that he did.