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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

FX announced that the third season of its award-winning limited series franchise American Crime Story will center on the sex scandal that rocked the Bill Clinton presidency, will be released in September 2020. Monica Lewinsky is a producer on the limited series, titled Impeachment: American Crime Story.

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While I think that this story deserves to be told from the perspective of the "victims", especially in this #Metoo era, I think the timing on the release is horrible and is meant to affect the 2020 election.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-08-07 04:18 PM | Reply

Considering how many television programs are thinly-disguised leftist propaganda, the Left can go cry salty tears.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-07 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I love some of the panic that the Left are spreading through the Twitterverse over this announcement:

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Airing this during the final six weeks of the 2020 election is an abysmal idea. I'm looking forward to seeing it, and I hope FX reconsiders the timing.

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There is nothing that Trump would like more than to turn the homestretch of 2020 into a revisitation of the Clintons. Don't do this, @FXNetworks. It's a disservice to our fragile political system and to the talented people involved in this show.

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FX is producing a show called "Impeachment" about -- wait for it -- the CLINTON impeachment & its set to air in Sept 2020 & a producer is Monica Lewinsky?!?! While we have this criminal enterprise in control of our nation?!? WTF???!?!

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Just in time to get pple to not vote dem lol WOW

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Good Lord, @FXNetworks, do you want Trump to be re-elected? Why don't you sit this after the election?!! That's more important than any show. DON'T HELP these Rethug monsters to use Hillary and Bill as a weapon. Jesus.

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Yeah, a show about the Clintons before the 2020 election airing around the same time? Hardest of fccking passes @FXNetworks, @ACSFXBR and Ryan Murphy.

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Hey @FXNetworks, don't screw us by making the Lewinsky story right before we go against Trump again.
Seriously.

Your tears of unfathomable sadness are delicious

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-07 05:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wait'll they film 'Bill and Jeffrey's Great Lolita Island Adventure'.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-07 05:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The People vs OJ Simpson was brilliantly done.

Very well acted, written, produced, edited.

I enjoyed it a lot.

Hope this will be of the same caliber.

Look forward to watching it.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-07 05:54 PM | Reply

#5

Agreed, and all snark aside, I do find the release date to be, at the very least, unfortunate. I get why FX would want this to be aired during the election cycle when ratings would be highest but I think that there is some justification to the gripes from DNC partisans as to the timing.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-07 06:26 PM | Reply

I do find the release date to be, at the very least, unfortunate.

Possibly?

I seriously doubt many people are undecided on whether or not they support Trump.

The biggest factor will be the eventual Dem nominee.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-07 08:28 PM | Reply

Are they going to put some traces of Soft Soap on a blue dress for ummmm sanitized historical accuracy??

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-08-07 08:37 PM | Reply

I think it might be a great time to compare one by one on an endless loop monica to all the women who have accused trump

of molesting them. go over one by one clintons one point of contention and why he got impeached to the multiple example of

trumps impeachable behavior. bring molestation and impeachment right out there in front of everyone. IMO

#9 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-08-07 10:48 PM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY ABLOCK

Clinton has been accused of rape and at least 3 different sexual assaults.

And we still haven't heard the details of his travels on the Lolita Express. yet.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-07 11:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9

Looks like someone forgot that Bubba was impeached (and permanently disbarred) for lying under oath to Federal investigators...you know, that offense that Mueller indicted a half dozen people for.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-07 11:48 PM | Reply

This horse is long dead and has been beaten into a pulp, what could possibly be left of this story?

#12 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-08 12:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11 That is just a process crime now, so it was all a witch hunt. Besides Clinton was TOTALLY EXONERATED!!!

#13 | Posted by bored at 2019-08-08 01:08 AM | Reply

I can't wait for season 2 of the Impeachment series. More rapes, younger girls, pornstars (one that became first 'lady'). The teaser trailers will be delicious.

#14 | Posted by bored at 2019-08-08 01:10 AM | Reply

I just hope that whoever plays Monica Lewinsky doesn't look like Monica Lewinsky.

#15 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-08 01:58 AM | Reply

what could possibly be left of this story?

That's literally what I said about the OJ Simpson miniseries.

Especially growing up in Los Angeles. It was so oversaturated.

But, I really liked the show a lot.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-08 03:31 AM | Reply

The entire premise is fueled by cheap revenge for heir klintoon's impeachment.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-08-08 05:11 AM | Reply

But, I really liked the show a lot. #16 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Fair enough, I'll give the show a shot with some low expectations to start out.

#18 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-08 06:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've recently heard complaints from Republicans about how much Mueller's investigation cost the taxpayers, about a third of what Ken Starr's investigation of Bill Clinton cost and that is in dollars worth far more than they are today so you could really say that investigation cost about five times as much as Mueller's.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-08 08:20 AM | Reply

"Looks like someone forgot that Bubba was impeached (and permanently disbarred) for lying under oath to Federal investigators...you know, that offense that Mueller indicted a half dozen people for."

About things which were entirely irrelevant to Whitewater which was the basis for the investigation. Had it been Trump, you would have been the loudest decrying the irrelevance of the very question that they got Clinton on. Even Monica Lewinski has acknowledged that.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-08 08:23 AM | Reply

I hear Dirk Diggler will play me!
--a very 'excited' Bubba

#21 | Posted by catdog at 2019-08-08 09:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I just hope that whoever plays Monica Lewinsky doesn't look like Monica Lewinsky.

#15 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

She's actually aged quite well. I think she looks quite a bit better now than she did when she was on her knees with Bubba.

I also think the consternation over this by Democrats is WAY overblown (pun intended).

First, this is an old story and there won't be any Clintons on the ticket in 2020.

Second, Republicans won't be portrayed in a good light over this impeachment. Nor should they.

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-08 09:33 AM | Reply

Just write a miniseries about Bush and the goat book before 2020.

#23 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-08-08 09:37 AM | Reply

Monica Lewinskys exist in the world to keep certain malleable politicians blackmail-able so they will follow certain instructions from unnamed foreign governments.

Bill Clinton is one such politician.

Donald Trump is another...

#24 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2019-08-08 09:44 AM | Reply

Considering how many television programs are thinly-disguised leftist propaganda, the Left can go cry salty tears.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian

Your cult considers anything with real facts to be leftist propaganda.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 12:05 PM | Reply

First, this is an old story and there won't be any Clintons on the ticket in 2020.

#22 | Posted by JeffJ

Tell it to trump. How many times do you think he'll say CLINTON on the campaign trail?

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 12:06 PM | Reply

The entire premise is fueled by cheap revenge for heir klintoon's impeachment.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Remember when your cult said a president must be impeached because he lied?

How things have changed...

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 12:07 PM | Reply

"your cult"

*Drink*

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-08 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

*Drink*
#28 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Jesus Christ, Jeff.

It's only 9am and you're already drinking?

Are you battling depression?

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-08 12:20 PM | Reply

I'll give the show a shot with some low expectations to start out.
#18 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

That's all anyone can ask for.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-08 12:21 PM | Reply

"your cult"

*Drink*

#28 | Posted by JeffJ

If the shoe fits.

thehill.com

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 01:39 PM | Reply

Remember when your cult said a president must be impeached because he lied twice under oath to obstruct justice?
How things haven't changed...
#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 12:07 PM

Fixed that for you

#32 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-08-08 01:42 PM | Reply

Remember when your cult said a president must be impeached because he lied twice under oath to obstruct justice?
How things haven't changed...
#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 12:07 PM
Fixed that for you

#32 | Posted by Avigdore

Exactly. Remember when your cult used to care about presidents obstructing justice?

Good thing trump only obstructed justice to block an investigation into being controlled by a hostile foreign power. Not something serious like a BJ from an intern.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 02:18 PM | Reply

Good thing insufficient evidence existed that trump only committed an obstruction of justice offense to block an investigation into being controlled by a hostile foreign power. Not something serious like a BJ from an intern.
#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 02:18 PM

Fixed it again

#34 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-08-08 03:10 PM | Reply

Fixed it again

#34 | Posted by Avigdore

What prevented you from reading the mueller report? Too many big words?

#35 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 03:14 PM | Reply

I've recently heard complaints from Republicans about how much Mueller's investigation cost the taxpayers, about a third of what Ken Starr's investigation of Bill Clinton cost and that is in dollars worth far more than they are today so you could really say that investigation cost about five times as much as Mueller's.

#19 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-08-08 08:20 AM | FLAG:

Big difference, Clinton was actually guilty and there was evidence.

#36 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-08-08 03:23 PM | Reply

The mini series should be renamed: "How stupid can you be, the POTUS having an intern give him a bj in the oval office and actually thinking he could get away with it." That should be more than enough for impeachment.

#37 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-08-08 03:25 PM | Reply

--about a third of what Ken Starr's investigation

If you didn't read every page of the Starr report you're not qualified to discuss the Clinton scandal.

*SpeakBot logic.*

#38 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-08 03:29 PM | Reply

The entire premise is fueled by cheap revenge for heir klintoon's impeachment.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

clinton's impeachment was an attempt at payback because the republicans STILL aren't over their boy Nixon having to leave in disgrace

the ONLY president to resign was a Republican

Republicans started the great depression

Republicans got us in Viet Nam

Republicans caused the '08 meltdown

Republicans are p oo pin' their panties because it's a good chance trump will abdicate too

#39 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-08-08 03:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Big difference, Clinton was actually guilty and there was evidence.

#36 | Posted by fishpaw

What prevented YOU from reading the mueller report? Too many big words for you too?

#40 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 03:34 PM | Reply

If you didn't read every page of the Starr report you're not qualified to discuss the Clinton scandal.

*SpeakBot logic.*

#38 | Posted by nullifidian

You can discuss many things without reading the primary source documents about them, but if you publicly declare something factually incorrect about the thing you haven't read, you should be called out on it.

Everyone who says mueller found no evidence of crimes is lying.

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 03:36 PM | Reply

Everyone who says mueller found no evidence of crimes is lying.

Agreed, just like everyone who says Clinton was impeached for a ------- is lying.

#42 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-08 03:41 PM | Reply

Agreed, just like everyone who says Clinton was impeached for a ------- is lying.

#42 | Posted by Rightocenter

Yeah he was impeached for lying about a -------.

By a party who wont impeach someone for lying about secret coordination with hostile nations.

#43 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 03:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What prevented you from reading the mueller report? Too many big words?
#35 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 03:14 PM

Why would I want to read it again?

#44 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-08-08 07:57 PM | Reply

Why would I want to read it again?
#44 | POSTED BY ABIGBORE

Edited for veracity.

#45 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-08 08:00 PM | Reply

Yeah he was impeached for lying under oath to obstruct justice. Twiceabout a -------.
By a party who wont impeach someone for lying about secret coordination with hostile nations.
#43 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 03:52 PM

How would we go about impeaching MSNBC employees?

#46 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-08-08 08:00 PM | Reply

Why would I want to read it again?

#44 | Posted by Avigdore

So you read it and then said there was insufficient evidence that trump committed obstruction of justice?
YOu must have read the fox news version. That's not what the real version said.

#47 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 08:47 PM | Reply

How would we go about impeaching MSNBC employees?

#46 | Posted by Avigdore

First you prove you can't read, now you prove you dont know what IMPEACH even means.

Here you go: dictionary.com

Actually try this first: hookedonphonics.com

#48 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-08 08:48 PM | Reply

This horse is long dead and has been beaten into a pulp, what could possibly be left of this story?
#12 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

A payday for Monica.

#49 | Posted by Vaquero at 2019-08-08 09:37 PM | Reply

LOL desperate clawing at the walls ... republiclowns are acting as if Truplethinskin is still running against Hillary.

I bet the "Pee Tape" gets better ratings.

#50 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-08-09 05:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#50 Um, FX is running the series and Lewinsky produced it. Last I heard they wern't republicans.

#51 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-08-09 09:58 AM | Reply

So you read it and then said there was insufficient evidence that trump committed obstruction of justice?
YOu must have read the fox news version. That's not what the real version said.

#47 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2019-08-08 08:47 PM | FLAG:

So how do you show obstruction for a crime that never happened? Even all of the Dems running for President have dropped this dead horse. Go back and watch the Judge Judy episode where you tried to sue your landlord because your pet rat got lost in the park.

#52 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-08-09 10:02 AM | Reply

First you prove you can't read, now you prove you dont know what IMPEACH even means.
Here you go: dictionary.com
Actually try this first: hookedonphonics.com
#48 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

impeach
[imˈpēCH]
VERB
call into question the integrity or validity of (a practice).

The dictionary seems pretty precise on the meaning of the word. Why are you confused by it?

Moron
[ˈmôrˌän]
NOUN
see Speaksoftly

Oh.

#53 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-08-10 10:27 AM | Reply

"will be released in September 2020."

Thanks, Citizens United.

#54 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-08-10 11:12 AM | Reply

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