National Geographic Channel today tossed bits of its Monica Lewinsky interview to plug its new three-part docu, The 90s: The Last Great Decade. NBC News Today show, for instance, aired an “exclusive first look” at Monica Lewinsky’s interview that just happened to also include a snippet of Brian Williams weighing in, and a clip of a Saturday Night Live sketch from that era that poked fun at Lewinsky. CNN also lent a hand, showing a clip in which Lewinsky modestly observes, “I was the most humiliated woman in the world” — Lewinsky World being a place in which there is no Hillary Clinton.
Today, more accurately, called Lewinsky “the most famous White House intern in history.”
In the clip of her interview for the NatGeo’s upcoming three-parter (her first TV interview since ’03) Lewinsky also called herself a “virgin” — as in, “I was a virgin to humiliation of that level, until that day” when details of her canoodling with President Clinton were revealed in a 445-page report by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr. The lines just kept on coming; Lewinsky said, of finding herself “in the vortex of this media maelstrom,” back then, she now thinks it “had to do with the fact that I was a woman.”