RUSH: Now, let’s move back up to the top of the page. Gloria Allred was on CNN today on New Day, and the fill-in cohost, the former Fox infobabe, Alisyn Camerota who moved over to CNN not long ago, she’s speaking with Gloria Allred about Monica. She’s talking to Gloria Allred about Lewinsky’s new cause, using her example, what happened to her as a way now to end cyberbullying. But again, she wasn’t bullied.
Matt Drudge didn’t make her do anything. Matt Drudge didn’t come along ’til after Lewinsky had done something, or everything. But that doesn’t matter, either. They’re gonna call it cyberbullying, and cyberbullying in this case is defined as exposing the immorality of Democrats. That is cyberbullying.
See, Democrats are supposed to have been able to get away with these things. Democrats are supposed to be untouched. You’re not supposed to report Democrats doing this kind of stuff. And, if you do, you are engaging in cyberbullying, and you are the problem, not the people who are committing these various acts that people end up finding out about. So Alisyn Camerota says to Gloria Allred, “Won’t her story help other people who have felt public humiliation or shame? Will it help her?”
ALLRED: It definitely is a legitimate issue to talk about cyberbullying, and she received a lot of criticism. But a lot of Republicans are quite aware that Hillary may very well wage a battle for the nomination in the upcoming presidential primary, and they would like to bring back the whole affair with Monica and President Clinton. And that, of course, brings Hillary right back into it. But they may regret what they wish for, because, in fact, a lot of people may feel a lot more sympathy for Hillary, the wife who had to put up with this affair and also was humiliated by it, and so it may end up helping Hillary.
RUSH: You mean like it has up ’til now? Okay, so Gloria said, okay, bring it on, bring it on. You Republicans, go ahead. Hillary runs, bring up Lewinsky, bring it all up. It’s only going to make Hillary look vulnerable. It’s only going to make Hillary seem sympathetic. And that I don’t know is possible. Do you think that anybody could make Hillary Clinton look vulnerable? Do you think anybody could make Hillary Clinton become a sympathetic figure? Do you? (interruption) Really? You think she was sympathetic then? (interruption) You did? You felt bad for her? (interruption) You felt bad for her when she was blaming the right-wing conspiracy for this?
Somebody on my staff admits to me they were feeling sorry for Hillary when she’s on the Today show blaming the right-wing conspiracy for what her husband did. And the right-wing conspiracy back then was me. Fox News was just starting in 1996. They were just starting. The right-wing conspiracy was me and I was the Mr. Big. Anyway, I disagree. I don’t think Hillary ever comes off as vulnerable, and I don’t think she comes off as sympathetic because none of this was news. The fact that Clinton steps out on her time and time and time again was already widely known.
Hillary is seen as invincible. I have to remind people she puts her pants on one leg at a time like all the other guys do. I’m the one that has to put this in perspective for people. She’s looked at as superhuman. I mean, people on our side don’t think she’s vulnerable. People on our side are scared to death of her. No, don’t smirk at me. I could take you to any number of places in New York City and I could have you meet this person, meet that person, and they’re petrified that she’s gonna get the nomination because they’re petrified she’s gonna win. They’re petrified she’s so all-powerful she can’t lose. We got people on our side who are literally waking in fear over the fact that she is gonna get the nomination because they don’t think she’s beatable.
Well, fine and dandy. I’m just saying, somebody like that’s not seen as sympathetic. Somebody like that is not seen as vulnerable. (interruption) Well, see, how long are we gonna feel sorry for Hillary? She’s already forgiven the lug, right? That was the big stroll to the helicopter from the White House with Chelsea and Hillary and Bill. I mean, how many times are we gonna be feeling sorry? How many times are we gonna go through this. Well, anyway, then Allred and Camerota have this exchange after this last sound bite we just played for you.
ALLRED: Monica was a victim. She wasn’t sexually harassed because what happened was welcome and therefore it wasn’t sexual harassment.
CAMEROTA: So then why is she a victim, if she wanted him, she pursued him?
ALLRED: Well, because even though she disclosed it quite a bit to her friend, who then disclosed it to the world, I mean, she took a lot of heat over it.
RUSH: Okay, so Gloria Allred, you heard right, says that Clinton didn’t harass Monica because Monica wanted it, and Monica loved it. And so there can’t be any harassment. Now, I thought this also goes against every tenet of sexual harassment. I thought “yes” never meant “yes” and “no” always means “no.” And she asked for it. That’s exactly right. Monica wasn’t sexually harassed because of what happened was welcome. It wasn’t sexual.
And so Camerota, “Then why is she a victim, if she wanted it and she pursued it?” And Allred said, well, harassment because she says she was in love. She wanted the relationship, but Clinton, he was mean. He knew that she loved him, and he made fun of it and he didn’t take it seriously, and that’s the harassment. The harassment is that Monica was in love and totally devoted, and Clinton just toyed with her affections and was so mean. And that’s why, if there was any harassment, that’s what it was. But Monica wasn’t harassed because of what happened, because it was welcome. She wanted it. Therefore it wasn’t sexual harassment.
Now, on the other end of this spectrum, ladies and gentlemen, is none other than Rosie O’Donnell on The View. Rosie O’Donnell on The View said that Bill Clinton should have been prosecuted for the Lewinsky affair. She remarked on this speech that Lewinsky gave, and Rosie O’Donnell said (paraphrasing), “You know, I love Monica, but if it was a company like GE, he would have been prosecuted, because you’re not allowed to have sex with the help.”
Whoopi Goldberg jumped in to correct O’Donnell. “He was prosecuted. He was impeached.”
Yeah, but he was prosecuted and impeached for lying about all this to a grand jury. He was not prosecuted over sex. He was not impeached over sex.
Now, Rosie O’Donnell, just to keep this in perspective, Rosie O’Donnell is a 9/11 truther. Rosie O’Donnell thinks 9/11 was an inside job. Don’t forget that. Rosie O’Donnell also has named Jimmy Carter as her favorite president ever. When Ben Affleck defended Islam to Bill Maher, Rosie O’Donnell suggested Ben Affleck should run for president. Rosie O’Donnell is a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance. ABC is paying her millions of dollars to share her ignorance and wisdom about politics and pop culture with their viewers. Rosie O’Donnell, I’m gonna tell you, ignorance isn’t just bliss. In her case, it’s a lottery ticket.
RUSH: Hey, folks, look at all the damage that Bill Clinton has done to feminism. First, oral sex is not sex now. You got a Lewinsky, it isn’t sex. And sexual harassment, you know what it used to be? All you had to have for sexual harassment was for a superior in your office to use his power to have his way with you, no matter whether you wanted it or not. Now that’s out the window. Because we can’t, of course, have Bill Clinton said to have engaged in sexual harassment. No way. Not gonna happen.
So the original definition of sexual harassment was a superior, and usually a man, an evil, mean man having his way with an underling, a secretary, an executive assistant, some lesser employee. But that’s out the window now because we can’t have Bill Clinton guilty of it. Since that’s what happened, that’s not sexual harassment anymore. Huh-uh. At least today.