Monica Lewinsky had a wonderfully withering comeback to CNN’s HLN after it announced it was revisiting “The Monica Lewinsky Scandal” with a two-hour special.
The former White House intern and now anti-bullying campaigner cannily corrected HLN’s announcement on Twitter, crossing out ‘The Monica Lewinsky Scandal’ and proffering a better, more historically appropriate title, especially in light of recent events. Lewinsky wrote, “HLN to revisit ‘The Starr Investigation. The Clinton Impeachment’ with two hour special.”
She added in a perfectly pointed note to HLN, “Fixed it for you. You’re welcome.”
Within hours her post had garnered nearly 5,000 likes, and supportive comments such as from @Cassandra0Paige, “Hey @CNN how about you stop victimizing Monica? Fix your headline. It’s post-Weinstein 2017 for f**k’s sake! Have we learned NOTHING this year?”
From @shelbeeray: “Once again they use a woman to punish another woman and completely fail to hold the man responsible.”
And @ThreeRingSam, “Yeah they keep forgetting it was about perjury and had basically nothing to do with you at all.”
Plus, from Sharon Robles @MyClientsLoveMe, “Yep. When it’s a woman, it’s a ‘scandal’ when it’s a man, it’s an ‘investigation’.”
This article originally appeared in Page Six.