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Lewinsky, who has kept out of the public eye for a decade, photographed at her Los Angeles apartment. Photo Vanity Fair

The Stained Blue Dress?

In November 1997, Monica Lewinsky told her confidant and supposed friend, Linda Tripp, that she had in her possession a blue Gap dress that still bore the semen stain that resulted from her administering oral sex to President Clinton in February of that year.

Tripp called her literary agent, and fellow Clinton-hater, Lucianne Goldberg to report the news that evidence existed in Lewinsky’s closet that could prove a sexual relationship between Monica and the President. Goldberg and Tripp, according to published reports in both Time and Newsweek, discussed stealing the dress and turning it over to investigators. Goldberg admitted having such a discussion with Tripp, calling it a “Nancy Drew fantasy.”

In late November, Lewinsky mentioned to Tripp that she intended to have the dress, which she had been saving a souvenir, dry-cleaned for a family event. Tripp, anxious to preserve the dress to nail the President, discouraged her from doing so. “I would tell my own daughter,” Tripp told her, that she should save the dress “for your own ultimate protection” should she later be accused of lying about the affair with Clinton. When Lewinsky expressed skepticism that it would ever come to that, Tripp told her that the dress made her look “really fat” and she shouldn’t wear it again in public.

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Thursday?s 31 Dec, 2015, New York Daily News features a powerful cover highlighting the daunting number of allegations against Bill Cosby.

Thursday?s 31 Dec, 2015, New York Daily News features a powerful cover highlighting the daunting number of allegations against Bill Cosby.

Daunting Number of Allegations

Not wasting any time, the?New York Daily News?released an image of their damning front page on the matter.

The ?she said, she said? splash builds on the paper?s brutal editorial, which refers to Cosby as ?America?s Predatory Step Uncle? and highlights the large number of women who have accused Cosby of assault,

The cover actually understates the weight of the evidence against Cosby. It?s not just the detailed allegations of?more than 50 women that implicates Cosby. He is also implicated by his own description of his conduct.

Kevin Steele, the Pennsylvania prosecutor who charged Cosby today,?relied on Cosby?s own statements?to support a charge of Aggravated Indecent Assault. The criminal complaint filed by Steele revealed that Cosby told police investigators that he gave Amanda Constand ?one whole pill and one half pill? of ?over-the-counter Benadryl? even though he knew the pills would ?make him go to sleep right away.? He then acknowledged having sexual contact with her when he knew she would not be fully conscious.

Constand?s version of events strongly suggests Cosby gave her something much stronger than Benadryl.

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A journalist? Albeit irresponsible, but a journalist nonetheless

Winston Peters reckons I am a journalist, an irresponsible journalist but one nonetheless.

“New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said Mr Brown’s future “was for the people of Auckland to decide”.

Mr Peters asked why the information was not made public before Mr Brown was elected, and said Aucklanders were entitled to have the information before they decided who their mayor should be.

He said that if Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater was being “a responsible journalist”, he should have published the information before the mayoral election.? Read more »