According to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Clarence Thomas’ accuser, Anita Hill, is a “living legacy.” The cable anchor on Wednesday fawned over the woman who, 20 years ago, charged the now-Supreme Court justice with sexual harassment. At no point did she offer a tough question or challenge the honesty of Hill.
Instead, Mitchell treated the Brandeis professor as a larger than life figure, wondering, “How is it to live with this, this history? You are now part of history. You have been for 20 years.”
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Mitchell reminisced about her own role in covering the 1991 confirmation hearings, remembering, “I was a correspondent sitting right behind you. It was three days of hell. It must have been excruciating for you to do through that, excruciating for everyone involved, on both sides.”
Back on the October 15, 1991 Today, Mitchell groused, “…The Republicans did a great job of hammering [Hill]. It’s basically what happened in the ’88 campaign. The Republicans know how to fight dirty.”
On Wednesday, Mitchell had zero skepticism for Hill, touting her talking points: “Now, you took a lie-detector test, a polygraph exam, privately administered from a former FBI official and that was not paid any attention to. There were other corroborating witnesses who were not permitted to testify.”
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