The media has given breathless coverage to Stormy Daniels’ alleged affair with Donald Trump, but in 1992, ABC and Hillary Clinton dismissed Bill Clinton’s alleged mistress, Gennifer Flowers.
Stormy Daniels received $130,000 from Trump’s lawyer to keep quiet with her accusations, yet, as Newsbusters reported, a similar case involving Flowers received much different coverage.
On January 30, 1992, ABC’s “PrimeTime Live” responded to the Flowers allegations by minimizing her as a “sleek, sexy…blond femme fatale.”
“Gennifer Flowers, who was paid by the tabloid Star to tell her story involving Bill Clinton and to play her tapes of alleged Clinton phone conversations, has the look of every married woman’s nightmare: sleek, sexy, a blond femme fatale,” ABC’s Sam Donaldson said.
They also gave Hillary Clinton the opportunity to fully dismiss Flowers’ accusations and alleged that she was just in it for the money.
“Sam, if somebody’s willing to pay you $130,000 or $170,000 to say something and you get your 15 minutes of fame and you get your picture on the front page of every newspaper and you’re some failed cabaret singer who doesn’t even have much of a resume to fall back on, and what’s there, she’s lied about- you know, that’s the daughter of Willie Horton, as far as I’m concerned,” Clinton slammed. “It’s the same kind of attempt to keep the real issues of this country out of the mainstream debate where they need to be.”
Anchor Diane Sawyer even wondered if Hillary should be preparing to run for president.
Of course, Stormy Daniels has not been referred to as a “sleek” “nightmare.” In fact, during her “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday night, she had to clarify that she was “not a victim” of Trump. (RELATED: Stormy Daniels: I’m Not A ‘#MeToo’ Victim)