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Top 5 Scandals of the 1990s

October 29, 2010

The 90’s news coverage that millions of Americans tuned into every night slowly changed into an obsession with real drama. By covering the lives of guilty celebrities and love-lorn ladies, major news networks catapulted American culture to the gripping realms of reality TV.


Here are the top five infamous scandals of the 90’s that kept the TVs on all day and all night:


5. Buttafuoco-Amy Fisher

This crazy “Long Island Lolita” murdered the wife of her lover, a man twice her age. Mary Jo Buttafuoco survived the attack, and remembered that her assailant was wearing a shirt with the logo of her husband, Joey Buttafuoco’s, auto shop. With the help of copious media coverage, Joey was escalated to minor celebrity status. The best part? Joey Buttafuoco appeared on Celebrity Boxing, slated to go against none other than the next scandal victim, John Wayne Bobbitt!


4. Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt
This is the perfect case of why some people should just not marry. Lorena, feeling pent up from alleged spousal abuse, saw a carving knife in the kitchen and proceeded to cut off her husband’s pork sword while he was sleeping. She then decided to take her prize for a drive, and feeling bad, threw it out the window and told the police what she had done. After a drive in a slurpee cup and a
nine hour surgery, John Wayne had his manhood back. This story caused all of America to hear a simultaneous, echoing “OUCH!”

3. Nancy Kerrigan vs Tonya Harding
Jealousy and being a sourpuss fueled this great face-off between two talented Olympic ice skaters. Tonya Harding was a whiney bitch who couldn’t handle second-place to the much prettier Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya Harding plotted to beat Kerrigan in the ‘94 Championships by taking her out, or at least her knee out. Harding’s husband hired Shane Shant to hit Kerrigan on the knee during a practice session. Harding won the event as Nancy Kerrigan couldn’t skate, much less walk. In the end, Nancy Kerrigan triumphed over Harding, even with injury, showing that the mighty Kerrigan can never be stopped! Err, unless some henchmen come after her precious kneecaps again.

2. O.J. Simpson

Hey ya’ll! It’s O.J. Simpson, the first football player to rush more than 2,000 yards in a season! Unless you consider yourself a NFL history buff or are over thirty, you wouldn’t know this. All you really know about O.J. “The Juice” Simpson is that he drove a Ford Bronco and was on TV  for the entirety of 1994 for the murder trial of his wife, Nicole. America became addicted to the bit by bit revealing of new evidence and the emotions of the actors in court. OJ got away with murder, and is still charming TV viewers today with his recent exploits. Will it ever stop!


1. Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky

This scandal puts the proverbial icing on the cake, as the Head Honcho of America found himself facing charges of his lewd office affairs. This story need not be told here, as our generation grew up with this scandal, teaching all of us that lyin’ and denyin’ can get you impeached!

By +Maggie Young

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