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BBC News | Clinton Scandal | Scandalous scoop breaks online

BBC News | Clinton Scandal | Scandalous scoop breaks online | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it
The Clinton scandal bears an uncanny resemblance to the notorious Watergate scandal except for one thing ... the Internet. Jane Black investigates.
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 23, 2013 10:06 AM
BBC news backs up Newsweek when saying that "This is not the first time that Matt Drudge has "outed" one of Michael Isikoff's stories by publishing it on the Internet."
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DrudgeReportArchives.com © 2013

Matt Drudge is an Internet journalist and muckraker.
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 8:42 AM
This is the stream of concrete Drudge Report posts from the day Drudge broke the news.
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King's Journalism Review » Judging Drudge

King's Journalism Review » Judging Drudge | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 6:46 AM
" A White House intern carried on a sexual affair with the President of the United States!” read the first paragraph on the Drudge Report. With a lead, namedrops and the word sex, Matthew Drudge began the biggest media frenzy of the decade." Although Newsweek Magazine decided to kill the story of the affair, Matt Drudge still disclosed his exclusive information about the affair.
Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 6:48 AM
"Everyday Drudge released a steady stream of further details, naming the young intern, disclosing the existence of a semen-stained dress and tapes of recorded confessions." -- Putting forth dirty details about the affair.
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Barackface: Linking Is Good Strategy

Barackface: Linking Is Good Strategy | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it
Monica Lewinsky gave birth to The Drudge Report. It's Time People Realized That The Drudge Report Is A Major Media Property Worth Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars. The Drudge Report recently announced that it has ...
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 6:38 AM
"Monica Lewinsky gave birth to The Drudge Report." Because of the stories he breaks, Matt Drudge's News page is worth about 20 million a year.
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Flash congrats! 15 years ago today, Drudge broke Clinton-Lewinsky ...

Flash congrats! 15 years ago today, Drudge broke Clinton-Lewinsky ... | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it
Posted at 2:32 pm on January 17, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments. Jan 17 1998- Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 6:35 AM
This post presents tweets mentioning the 15th anniversary of the news break of the affair with President Clinton.
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Lewinsky scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Lewinsky scandal was a political sex scandal emerging in 1998, from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial.[1]

In 1995, Monica Lewinsky, a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, was hired to work as an intern at the White House during Clinton's first term, and began a personal relationship with him, the details of which she later confided to her friend and Defense department co-worker Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded their telephone conversations.[2] When Tripp discovered in January 1998 that Lewinsky had signed an affidavit in the Paula Jones case denying a relationship with Clinton, she delivered the tapes to Kenneth Starr, the Independent Counsel who was investigating Clinton on other matters, including the Whitewater scandal, the White House FBI files controversy, and the White House travel office controversy. During the grand jury testimony Clinton's responses were carefully worded, and he argued, "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is",[3] in regards to the truthfulness of his statement that "there is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship or any other kind of improper relationship."[4]

The wide reporting of the scandal led to criticism of the press for over-coverage.[5][6][7] The scandal is sometimes referred to as "Monicagate",[8] "Lewinskygate",[9] "Tailgate",[10] "Sexgate",[11] and "Zippergate",[11] following the "-gate" nickname construction that has been popular since the Watergate scandal.

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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 8:49 AM
Important passage : "News of the scandal first broke on January 17, 1998, on the Drudge Report,[19] which reported that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff exposing the affair. The story broke in the mainstream press on January 21 in The Washington Post.[20] The story swirled for several days and, despite swift denials from Clinton, the clamor for answers from the White House grew louder. On January 26, President Clinton, standing with his wife, spoke at a White House press conference, and issued a forceful denial, which contained what would later become one of the best-known sound bites of his presidency:[21]"
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Newsweek Calls Drudge's Lewinsky Bombshell 'Epic Newsweek Scoop'

Newsweek Calls Drudge's Lewinsky Bombshell 'Epic Newsweek Scoop' | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it
In their final print issue, Newsweek finally allows reporter Michael Isikoff to write about the story completely unfettered. The title of his article is a brilliant example of complete and total denial.
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 23, 2013 6:47 AM
The author of this article believes that Drudge should be getting the credit for the story outbreak, and that Newsweek should not be claiming that it was taken from them. "Yes, it was Newsweek's story, and they killed it. It was Drudge's scoop, and he changed the world with it. "
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Website Profile: The Drudge Report

Website Profile: The Drudge Report | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 8:34 AM
Drudge stole the story of the affair from a contact at Newsweek magazine and ran it.
Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 8:35 AM
Other journalist accused Drudge of "violating the most basic principle of journalism: He ran stories that were just plain wrong."
Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 8:39 AM
His break of the story demonstrated that the internet is a force to be reckoned with.
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Matt Drudge Was One Of The First Internet Outlaws |

Matt Drudge Was One Of The First Internet Outlaws | | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it
His story is a modern-day fable, of an aimless loner, who eventually found worldwide fame by exposing the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal that exploded from a tip on his website.
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 6:52 AM
"This week, he posted a photograph of Barack Obama dressed in the tribal garb of a Somali elder during a 2006 trip to Africa, claiming it had been emailed by a member of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It appeared to be a brazen attempt to fuel rumours that her rival was a dangerous Muslim."
Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 6:56 AM
This article begins by discussing the impact the inclusion of the scandal on his website had on his life (fame and fortune). The following section includes another time Drudge tries to create gossip: "This week, he posted a photograph of Barack Obama dressed in the tribal garb of a Somali elder during a 2006 trip to Africa, claiming it had been emailed by a member of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It appeared to be a brazen attempt to fuel rumours that her rival was a dangerous Muslim." This example shows that Drudge is never done breaking the most stories he can, regardless of their impact on other peoples' lives and professions.
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DRUDGE REPORT 2012®

DRUDGE REPORT 2012® | The Drudge Report: Monica Lewinsky Scandal | Scoop.it

The Drudge Report is a news aggregation website. Run by Matt Drudge with the help of Joseph Curl[2] and Charles Hurt,[3] the site consists mainly of links to stories from the United States and international mainstream media about politics, entertainment, and current events as well as links to many columnists. The Drudge Report is often considered conservative in tone, though the sources cited and linked run the gamut of political leanings.[5][6][7][8][9]Occasionally, Drudge authors news stories himself based on tips. The Report originated in 1996 as a weekly subscriber-based email dispatch.[1] It was most famous for being the first news source to break the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the public after Newsweek decided not to publish the story but later gave an explanation.[10]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drudge_Report


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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 6:39 AM
A link to the Drudge Report for general understanding of the medium.
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Bill Clinton lies about his affair with Monica Lewinsky then later admits it.

Bill Clinton lies about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, then later admits it when trapped by DNA evidence uncovered in legal discovery.
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Jilli Davine's comment, April 22, 2013 8:26 AM
Clinton's response to the disclosure of his secret, all ultimately caused by Matt Drudge.