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?”