Last Friday, a letter to the editor appeared in The New York Times. It was written by Daniel Okrent, who was the first public editor of the paper, and it looked like this:
He was defending a book about former president Bill Clinton written by Michael Tomasky, reviewed by Jim Kelly, and defended by Sean Wilentz. The letter from Okrent wasn’t about that, though — it was about Monica Lewinsky. More specifically, it was about how it shouldn’t be about her. Okrent recalled her mother asking him a few years after the scandal broke why the scandal was known by her daughter’s name rather than the President’s.
Lewinsky herself just thanked Okrent on Twitter:
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) February 27, 2017
Lewinsky has been speaking publicly for a few years now about the harmful effects of public shaming and bullying.
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