Clarence Thomas was confirmed as a Supreme court justice a full quarter of a century ago.
Yup, in 1991, when the Soviet Union had just collapsed and the World Wide Web was just some nerd's crazy idea. But despite the passage of 25 years feminists and the liberal media progressives have never gotten over their gnawing rage that the U.S. Senate chose to "believe him, not her," in the words of then-Majority Leader Joe Biden. In other words the Senate refused to swallow the victimological sexual-harassment narrative of former Thomas subordinate Anita Hill, trotted out to smear Thomas's otherwise sterling reputation that enabled him to sail through his earlier confirmation as a federal appeals-court judge (on the D.C. Circuit where President Obama's current Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, now sits) by the same Democrat-dominated Senate just a year earlier.
So it's been 25 years of the nasty. And now comes Confirmation, the HBO 'documentary" set to air on April 16 about the Thomas hearings, told from the viewpoint of–you guessed it–Anita Hill.
And it's "I believe her, not him," of course. Here's the review in Variety:
Toxic partisan rancor over the Supreme Court – and Republicans’ current refusal to even consider a nominee – provides a beyond-timely backdrop to “Confirmation,” HBO’s sober, dutiful account of Justice Clarence Thomas’ extraordinary hearings amid allegations of sexual harassment. And while the focus will inevitably be on Anita Hill and Thomas, the central players in that drama, this spare retelling offers greater insight into the cluelessness of the white male senators determining his professional fate than of the “He said, she said” divide.
Guess which side Variety reviewer Bryan Lowry is on!
Although Thomas was ultimately confirmed, there are no profiles in courage among the politicians depicted, barring a fleeting scene involving Ted Kennedy, played by a miscast Treat Williams.
Hah! Ted Kennedy, feminist hero! Well, at least he knew how to swim.
As Phyllis Schlafly points out for WND, what Confirmation actually seems to be is a promo film for…you know whose presidential campaign:
Anita Hill is now a professor of women’s studies and gender equality who is helping to promote the film to “a whole generation of people who weren’t even born then.” Hill told Time magazine that “we need a female president … to address questions of equality – why we need equal pay or access to child care and family leave.”
When the Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked in a 7-7 tie and sent the nomination to the Senate floor, liberals started to get desperate, as Thomas’ confirmation prospects appeared headed toward inevitable passage. But because Thomas was a black conservative, his enemies were lying in wait for one of the most brutal political ambushes of all time.
One day before the scheduled vote by the full Senate, the media publicized outrageous allegations of a sexually offensive nature to smear Thomas and try to cause senators to vote against him. Under Senate rules, the scheduled vote could not be postponed except on the unanimous consent of all senators….
But instead of meekly accepting his role in that psychodrama, Clarence Thomas came out swinging during his dramatic appearance at the hearings, calling the proceeding “a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks,” “a circus” and “a national disgrace.” Liberals stacked the audience in the hearing room, but Thomas had many supporters cheering him on as he walked the otherwise lonely Senate corridors.