Sex, Lies, and the President

Newsweek called it the "scandal of the decade."[37] President Bill Clinton stood accused of having an affair with twenty-four-year-old former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

On January 26, 1998, Clinton delivered a forceful public denial. Emphasizing every word, he said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

Was Clinton lying? Yes, he was. But at the time, public opinion was split. Clinton's terse comments were even run by a BBC television production team, through a computer software program that analyzes speech patterns. The results shown on a BBC television science program showed Clinton was technically telling the truth. But telltale patterns in his voice also indicated "some ...

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