Vanity Fair thinks of everything. The meetings must be so much fun! Who should we ask about Internet privacy issues? What about someone from the Electronic Frontier Foundation--the privacy pioneer? No, Wall Street Journal already went that route. I know, I know, says the intern, what about a thing where Julian Assange and Mark Zuckerberg have a seance with Steve Jobs? But old Graydon Carter, the VF Chief, grumbles the bad news: Huffpo and The Verge did the seance thing. And n+1 did one with Aaron Swartz , too. Killer issue. What about Kissinger? He's got the new book... Carter: No email address for Henry actually--very paranoid. Plus he said something about hacking being a great aphrodisiac.
Brightly then, from the back of the room comes the almost mythical voice of the one fired from Bustle for insubordination. What about someone civilized? says ex-Bustle. What about that girl with the handbags and the beret? Graydon allows himself a SPY-era smile. Get Monica Lewinsky on the phone, he cries out. And that is how Monica Lewinsky, presidential paramour, comes to write an essay for Vanity Fair addressing the Fappening. A "civilized person," Lewinsky writes about the hacking of the cloud and the posting online of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco and more: "I feel outrage — as a fellow victim, as a civilized individual, and as a woman — when other women are so easily and publically violated. And I have found myself wondering: Have we become a world of pathetic voyeurs? Are we turning into scruffy old men in dirty raincoats slouched in the back row at the Gotham City theater?"
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