Heh: Did ABC News alter Clinton/Judd headline to escape Clinton affair jokes?


In scanning the headlines over at Memeorandum I came across this one, which immediately stood out – for obvious reasons to anyone familiar with former President Bill Clinton’s reputation for cheating on his wife and, in general, being an all around player:

Clinton headline

‘Reaches out’?

But when you click on the link to the story itself, you get this headline:

Updated headline

Updated headline.

And the URL reads this way: “bill-clinton-counseled-ashley-judd-senate-race-potential”


I’d bet the headline edit to take out the words “reaches out” was intentional, because a whole lot of wisecracks could be made about that headline – given not only Clinton’s notorious history with women, but also considering Ashley Judd’s penchant for gushing over Democrat politicos to the point she sounds like a teenage girl with a crush. But even if it wasn’t, I suspect Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher is right on the mark here with his speculation as to why Bill Clinton wants two female Democrats (the other is Kentucky Sec. of State Alison Lundergan Grimes) to give it a go for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s seat in Kentucky:

Bill Clinton wants to see some girl-on-girl action in Kentucky[.]

Regarding the Senate race, I mean. Why, what did you think I was talking about?

Oh, I dunno …

Clinton and porn stars

Photo via Twitter – story:
‘Bill Clinton Poses With Porn Stars’ – ABC News 5/24/12

Some things never change.