In the past few years, writers, most notably Amanda Hess, have looked back at Dowd’s coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Dowd called Lewinsky, among other things, tubby, slutty, and nutty. She ultimately decided Bill Clinton was the real victim: “It is Ms. Lewinsky who comes across as the red-blooded predator, wailing to her girl friends that the President wouldn’t go all the way.” And “It is Mr. Clinton who behaves more like a teen-age girl trying to protect her virginity. … Ms. Lewinsky is the one who bristles with testosterone.”
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