In a Sunday cover story in the Washington Post, writer Neely Tucker revealed that he truly does not understand the meaning of the word “allegedly”.
In case you’re not familiar with the most prolific court case of the 20th century—other than the O.J. Simpson murder trial, which is widely acknowledged as the “trial of the century”—Bill Clinton perjured himself when he lied about having “sexual relations” with his White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
In case your memory is fuzzy, let’s refresh it with an annotated timeline of the scandal’s events:
Ms Lewinsky accepts a paid job at the White House office of legislative affairs and two days later sexual contact between Ms Lewinsky and President Clinton begins. The affair continues, sporadically, for the next 18 months.
Ms Tripp begins to tape her telephone conversations with Ms Lewinsky, who admitted to her that she had an affair with President Clinton.
December 17, 1997
Ms Lewinsky is subpoenaed by lawyers for Paula Jones who is suing Bill Clinton for sexual harassment.
January 17, 1998
President Clinton, testifying under oath to lawyers in the Jones harassment case, denies having had an affair with Ms Lewinsky. He reportedly acknowledges having had an affair with Gennifer Flowers, a charge he previously denied.
July 29, 1998
President Clinton decides to testify voluntarily before the prosecutor over the allegations that he committed perjury in covering up a sexual affair with Ms Lewinsky.
August 3, 1998
Clinton is asked to give a blood sample for DNA testing for a dress that Lewinsky turned over to authorities with semen stains on it.
August 17, 1998
Bill Clinton admits to having “inappropriate intimate contact” with Ms Lewinsky.
October 8, 1998
The ball starts rolling in the House to begin Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.
The timeline of these events are not opinions, they are facts. Bill Clinton gave a sworn testimony where he admitted to lying about having a sexual relationship with an intern.
This also means Bill Clinton cheated on his wife.
Neely Tucker, the delusional writer from the Washington Post, wrote in his piece,
“He allegedly cheated on his wife, repeatedly, even in the Oval Office, and with a young woman who wasn’t much older than their daughter.”
Bill Clinton apparently only “allegedly” cheated on Hillary Clinton. Well, he not only “allegedly” cheated on Hillary with Lewinsky, but also with the other 2,000 women he had sex with, which he had confided in a friend. He even told that friend he considered himself a sex addict.
Tucker continued to illustrate Bill as an innocent and supportive husband to his wife, saying Bill would be a “potential first first-gentleman”, whose sole focus is to “do good deeds, raise some cash and don’t get in front of the candidate.”
You might wonder how any respected writer could paint Bill as loyal.
Of course, Bill does follow her on the campaign trail and he spoke at the Democratic National Convention—ironically, the beginning of his speech disgustingly and inadvertently recalled his famous sex scandal into the minds of the people who followed it—but this does not mean he is a loyal person.
The Washington Post should be embarrassed to employ Neely Tucker.