Monica Lewinsky Thinks Cancel Culture Has Become ‘A Little Too Broad’

On Wednesday, Monica Lewinsky said she believes cancel culture has become “a little too broad,” referencing the culture of shaming that has risen on social media and the internet in general.

Lewinsky made her remarks during an interview on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with host Trevor Noah.

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Lewinsky: Shaming Culture Is ‘Very Much About Power’

Lewinsky was promoting her new documentary, “15 Minutes of Shame,” that examines how public shaming has exploded in the internet age.

The former intern for President Bill Clinton said, “I don’t know what you think about cancel culture and the term ‘cancel culture,’ but I think, for me, it’s just become a little too broad.”

“I think that really what felt important was for people to come to understand what happens in these shamings, and what does it feel like to be on the receiving end of that tidal wave of negativity,” Lewinsky said.

She continued, “It has exacerbated from being just shamed; it also can be violence, and that violence — particularly for women — it doesn’t just live online.”

Lewinsky said she eventually realized that “what happened to me — and I made a mistake — but what happened to me was now happening to many other people, especially young people.”

She said this shaming culture was “very much about power.”

“Are there people in power who should face consequences? Absolutely,” Lewinsky said. “But are there people who are not in positions of power who are facing the same consequence and it’s ruining their lives in a way that is very different? Yes to that, too.”

Lewinsky’s documentary focuses on the history of public shaming, particularly after the rise of the internet. 

In her documentary, Lewinsky calls herself “patient zero” regarding public shaming.

22-year-old White House intern Lewinsky had an infamous affair with former president Bill Clinton, who was 49 at the time and that relationship led to charges of perjury and obstruction and eventually impeachment for the President.

Clinton ended up being acquitted on all charges.

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Lewinsky Says Cancel Culture Is Not New

Lewinsky told Noah, “One of the factors – and we do take people through this in the film – is around the idea of how shame had been used since the beginning of time as a social tool. When the printing press was invented, it all of the sudden leap-frogged into being something that could now be commoditized.”

“Once the tabloid culture bled into every area of our culture, leading up to Princess Diana’s death – which was a function of paparazzi living in that world, the tabloid world, that’s where their income comes from – and so there was that moment,” she said.

“That was only five months before 1998, so we didn’t make a cultural shift,” Lewinsky added.

 

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‘The Daily Show’ Sends Truck to Washington D.C. to Play Video Of Trump Blasting Senators

By PopZette Staff | January 29, 2020

There was a time when “The Daily Show” was a humorous program that would offer funny takes on news stories of the day. Unfortunately, however, those days are long gone, as “The Daily Show” has devolved into just another bitterly leftwing television program that is hellbent on destroying President Donald Trump.

“The Daily Show” showed it’s anti-Trump bias once again this week by hiring a black truck with a large TV screen on it’s side to drive around Washington D.C. playing videos of the president insulting U.S. senators as they prepare to decide his fate in his impeachment trial. The video of Trump’s insults plays on a never-ending loop, with host Trevor Noah sometimes jumping in to address the senators personally.

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“As a juror, the most important thing is to remain impartial,” he can be seen saying. “The following remarks by the defendant should not be considered when rendering your verdict.”

Given the fact that the Senate is controlled by Republicans, there is virtually no chance that they will vote to impeach Trump, so this is an enormous waste of time and money. That doesn’t matter at all to the liberals behind “The Daily Show,” however, as they are relishing the opportunity to get in their immature digs at Trump.

“It’s just funny and ironic to see that [Trump’s] fate now rests in these senators’ hands, after he spent all this time insulting them and calling them names,” Ramin Hedayti, a supervising producer at “The Daily Show,” told The Washingtonian.

It was Hedayti who came up with this ridiculous idea during the first few days of the impeachment trial.

“Once the [impeachment] trial started, we just got all the clips of Trump dunking on all his prospective jurors,” Hedayati explained. “We realized — ‘Okay, there’s a lot here.’”

Too bad none of it will have any impact on the senators deciding Trump’s fate.

Nevertheless, Hedayti is standing by the stunt and appears to think it’s ingenious.

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“We’re trying to always think of ways to take jokes that we have and take them outside the boundaries of 11:00 to 11:30. Like, how can we exist in the real world? How can we get closer to the people that we’re covering?” Hedayti says. “Literally driving a truck outside of the building they’re in is a way to do that.”

The lunacy of liberals never ceases to amaze!

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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