Lewin­sky gets name of spe­cial changed

The Columbus Dispatch - - Not To Be Missed - By He­lena An­drews-Dyer

On Tues­day, Mon­ica Lewin­sky pub­licly com­plained about the ti­tle of an up­com­ing HLN doc­u­men­tary fo­cused on the scan­dal around the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the for­mer White House in­tern and Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton. By Wed­nes­day morn­ing the net­work had changed the ti­tle.

Be­gin­ning Sun­day, HLN will air a two-part episode of its true-crime se­ries, “How it Re­ally Hap­pened,” about Clin­ton and Lewin­sky — the af­fair, the fall­out and house­hold names that fol­lowed. The net­work orig­i­nally ti­tled the spe­cial “The Mon­ica Lewin­sky Scan­dal,” and Lewin­sky was not hav­ing it.

On Tues­day, Lewin­sky, who has emerged from her scan­dalscarred past as an anti-bul­ly­ing ac­tivist, sug­gested her own cor­rec­tion to the ti­tle. She had retweeted a promo for the spe­cial, photo-shop­ping a red line in front of the words “The Mon­ica Lewin­sky Scan­dal” and re­plac­ing it with her own sug­ges­tions: “The Starr In­ves­ti­ga­tion” or “The Clin­ton Im­peach­ment.”

“Fixed it for you. You’re wel­come,” tweeted Lewin­sky.

And the net­work was clearly pay­ing at­ten­tion.

On its web­site, HLN is now pro­mot­ing the episode with the tweaked ti­tle “The Clin­ton-Lewin­sky Scan­dal.”

“Tak­ing into ac­count re­cent events, and to more ac­cu­rately rep­re­sent the sto­ry­line, the episode is now ti­tled ‘The Clin­ton-Lewin­sky Scan­dal,’” wrote Ali­son Rud­nick, HLN’s vice pres­i­dent of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, in a state­ment.

Lewin­sky has yet to re­spond to the net­work’s change.

Clin­ton ini­tially de­nied the af­fair be­fore ad­mit­ting to it in 1998. In­de­pen­dent coun­sel Ken­neth Starr’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to Clin­ton’s im­peach­ment trial. Clin­ton was later ac­quit­ted by Congress.



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