WATCH: Clarence Thomas Takes on the Left’s ‘High Tech Lynching’ 30 Years Ago Today

It was 30 years ago today that Clarence Thomas demolished the left — and the liberal media’s — attempt to destroy him, condemning smears as a “high tech lynching.” On October 11, 1991, the then-Supreme Court nominee finally got to speak for himself and respond to the charges that he sexually harassed Anita Hill. The moment when conservative icon Anita Hill called out his attackers was full of drama. 

After unceasing vitriol by journalists and politicians like Joe Biden, Thomas blasted back at the process, calling out the left’s “high tech lynching” against “uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves.” One of the targets hit by the devastating reply was Biden himself, then a Senator and Committee Chairman. Here’s Thomas: 



It is unacceptable. It is disgusting. This hearing shouldn’t take place in America. In this case, the dirt and sleaze that was found by members of this committee was leaked to media. The committee and its body then validated and displayed it on prime-time television across our nation.

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As a black American, I see it as a high-tech execution for those who dare to question the status quo. A U.S. Senate committee will lynch, destroy, and then caricature you. You won’t be hanged from a tree.

Thomas’s stand clearly hit home, convicting both the press and leaders of the smear like Biden. PBS journalist Judy Woodruff whined about the conservative judge’s dramatic testimony: “Thomas continued to shout out during his testimony.” She then played video of a wounded Biden angrily rambling about “anybody who runs for the Supreme Court.”  



I’m getting fed up with this stuff about how terrible this system is. Everybody talks about how horrible the primary system really is. We’re big boys. Everything was free when I ran to be president.Candidates for the Supreme CourtTo be precise: whoever is appointed to the Supreme Court should know. This isn’t Boy Scouts. This is not Cub Scouts …. Anyone who goes to the Supreme Court for the next twenty years will determine this country’s fate. We’re going to have people, scrupulous and unscrupulous respond and react. This is not directed at me Judge. It is more towards my pontificating Republican and Democrat colleagues. Judge, this is not the case. We haven’t heard everything.  

Biden calls for Thomas not to complain, a stark contrast to the time he was charged with sexual assault in 2020 by Tara Reade. The Democratic nominee for the presidency had an open press that defended him. 

Thomas was sucked by hateful comments for many years. 1994 was the year that then-USA Today columnist Julianne Malveaux offered this vile attack: “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease.” But 30 years ago today, Thomas showed he would never be the victim of the hateful left and their allies in the press. 

For more on the liberal media’s attempts to smear Clarence Thomas 30 years ago, go here. 

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