Several members of the national media turned on Hillary Clinton this week after she said in a recent interview that her husband should not have suffered the same fate as so many powerful men have under the #MeToo movement.

Hillary Clinton said Sunday on CBS that former president Bill Clinton should not have resigned in 1998 when it became public that he was having an affair with then-White House intern. “Absolutely not,” Hillary Clinton said.

Asked if there was any abuse of power by her husband with Lewinsky, who was 22 years old at the time, Hillary Clinton said there was not, because Lewinsky "was an adult.”

But her remarks didn't fly with several reporters, and struck many as out of place in an era when dozens of male entertainment celebrities, elected officials and media figures are resigning from their positions or losing their jobs because women have accused them of sexual harassment or assault.

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A Vanity Fair headline said Clinton proved “she still hasn’t learned the lessons of #MeToo.”

The article’s author, Kenzie Bryant, wrote that, “[I]n that moment, Clinton took a page out of Trump’s book, deflecting attention away from herself and onto her onetime opponent.”

The Washington Post published two pieces criticizing Hillary Clinton for the interview. Style columnist Monica Hesse said Clinton’s comment about Lewinsky being an adult was “a preposterous sidestep.”

In a column titled, "The enduring Bill Clinton dilemma," Hesse wrote that Clinton's past would make him ineligible to run for office today, and said he's made it harder for people to forgive him.

"If the man deserves redemption, he hasn’t done much to help his own case," she wrote. "In June, he told NBC's Craig Melvin that he's never apologized to Monica Lewinsky, and that he wouldn't approach the situation any differently today."

"[T]he hell of Bill Clinton is that he won't go away," she added. "He won't account for his own actions, so we have to account for him."

Eugene Scott, who writes on politics for the paper, said Clinton gave Republicans an easy way claim that Democrats only care when Republicans are guilty of sexual misconduct.

"The type of behavior Bill Clinton exhibited is anathema to what many in his own party find acceptable today," he wrote. "Hillary Clinton’s comments may not harm her in the future — she seems unlikely to have any further political ambition. But she did hand opponents of Democrats, who want to portray themselves as on the right side of this issue, a weapon to charge them with hypocrisy."

The popular left-leaning news website Vox said Hillary Clinton “does not seem to have fully reckoned with the seriousness of sexual harassment and assault, especially when it comes to the men closest to her.”

"Hillary Clinton will always have a place in feminist history," that piece said. "But when the history of #MeToo is written, she may be remembered as someone who supported women — until their words hit too close to home."

Despite enjoying high approval numbers during his presidency, even after the Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton proved to be a liability to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

Liberal columnist Michelle Goldberg, at the time working at Slate, wrote in April that year that “No one is doing more damage to Hillary's campaign than her husband.”