NEW YORK: Monica Lewinsky's recent visit to Weber Shandwick
Worldwide (WSW) in New York had the agency practicing crisis
communications on its own behalf last week.
The ensuing brouhaha was the result of an item by MSNBC gossip scribe
Jeanette Walls in her March 27 'Inside Scoop' column alleging that the
infamous intern had compared herself to a Holocaust victim during her
talk at the agency.
'According to several sources, listeners were appalled when Lewinsky
likened her plight to someone who faced the holocaust,' the article
read, and went on to describe a disgusted staffer who walked out.
However, WSW general manager Paul Costello, who arranged the Lewinsky
visit as part of a regular program hosting media and public figures,
disputed the report. 'Her remark was misinterpreted by (Walls') source,'
'What she really said was, 'While I would never compare myself to
victims of the Holocaust, I will say the human spirit can endure,'' said
another source close to the story.