Media Treatment of Monica Lewinsky
Media Treatment of Monica Lewinsky Newsstand with Lewinsky covers Jon Levy, Newsstand photo, 1999. Jon Levy/AFP via Getty Images. Poll: Public remains unsympathetic to Lewinsky “Poll: Public remains unsympathetic to Lewinksy,” AllPolitics, March 5, 1999. Monica Lewinsky took an unpaid summer internship at the White House in 1995 after she graduated from college. Later that year, she took on a paid position at the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Between November 1995 and March 1997, she had nine sexual encounters with President Bill Clinton. News of the affair became public in January 1998, causing a major media stir. The House of Representatives impeached President Clinton in December 1998 over lying about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.