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The Truth Commission and Monica

Benjamin Wittes

in Starr: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092523
eISBN:
9780300127485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092523.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the Monica Lewinsky investigation, in which Kenneth Starr's truth commission vision came to its full fruition. The Lewinsky affair involved an investigation that was chiefly ... More


It’s Language, Jim, but Not as We Know It: William Jefferson Clinton

John Wilson

in Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858804
eISBN:
9780190236618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858804.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores selected linguistic aspects of the presidency of William J Clinton, giving particular attention the Monica Lewinsky case. The chapter looks in detail at Clinton’s language in ... More


Starr: A Reassessment

Benjamin Wittes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092523
eISBN:
9780300127485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092523.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

How is Kenneth Starr's extraordinary term as independent counsel to be understood? Was he a partisan warrior out to get the Clintons, or a savior of the Republic? An unstoppable menace, an unethical ... More


I Could Throw All of You out the Window: The Democrats

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the overlapping newslore about former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the material prompted by the men who followed him as the Democratic Party’s standard bearers including Al ... More


Monica and Barbara and Primal Concerns

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0038
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter stresses the misogyny and sex-negativity inherent in the media’s—as well as the president’s—reaction to the scandal involving Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. It notes how, despite ... More


Bill Clinton: Sin, Atonement, and Repairing the Breach

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The faith of Bill Clinton is difficult to decipher. He professed to have been “born again” as a youth, frequently testified that his faith was important to him, attended church regularly as ... More


Scandal: The Story of Wayward Men

Leslie Dorrough Smith

in Compromising Positions: Sex Scandals, Politics, and American Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190924072
eISBN:
9780190924102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924072.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 examines the concept of sex scandals as they are commonly treated in current scholarship. The two most dominant models view them as (a) moments of social harm caused by a leader’s moral ... More


Nooky Nation: On Tort Law and Other Arguments from Nature

Ann Scales

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter discusses some of the most dramatic developments in the issue of sexual harassment leading up to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. The cases of Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky ... More


The Truth Commission and Whitewater

Benjamin Wittes

in Starr: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092523
eISBN:
9780300127485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092523.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explains Kenneth Starr's truth commission understanding of the independent counsel statute, which manifested itself subtly during the early portions of his investigation. That subtlety, ... More


Villains and Victims

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the villain vs. victim card used in the debate over sexual politics in America. From the beginning conservatives used Paula Jones’s case not only to attack Bill Clinton but to ... More


Introduction

Cord Jefferson

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains chapters written in the 1990s, in which the text tackles the scandalous court dramas consuming the nation such as Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and O. J. Simpson’s ... More


Introduction

in Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226894089
eISBN:
9780226894119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226894119.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

In 1989, a scandal befalls the leader of a world power. Apologies, public backlash, debates over moral leadership, and outrage in the legislature all played their roles in the drama. How very ... More


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