NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell praised Anita Hill’s character assassination of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on social media.
It wasn’t appreciated.
Promoting her interview with Hill, Mitchell called the sexual harassment hearings against Thomas “celebrated” while ignoring the fact that there are tremendous holes in Hill’s story.
25 years after those celebrated hearings,Anita Hill on what we’ve learned about sexual harassment at work https://t.co/55RPiZI6Nk
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 25, 2017
During Thomas’ confirmation hearings in 1991, Hill accused him of sexually harassing her when she was his subordinate at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Education.
Thomas, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George H.W. Bush, vehemently denied the accusations, calling them a “high-tech lynching.”
He was eventually confirmed with a vote of 52-to-48.
Mitchell didn’t get a lot of support on social media.
‘Celebrated’ by whom, exactly? https://t.co/h5lyU3n9vN
— Neva ♮ (@pipandbaby) April 25, 2017
— Laura (@lwags13) April 25, 2017
— Kaiser Über Alles (@KaiserDad) April 25, 2017
@mitchellreports She lied.
— JWF (@JammieWF) April 25, 2017
@mitchellreports She is a liar. I suppose to someone like you that would be celebrated.
— Lisa Talley ?? (@jhawk1986) April 26, 2017
@mitchellreports Nine of Bill Clintons celebrated women available to interview ?
— bigal64 (@bigal64) April 25, 2017
@mitchellreports Celebrated? You mean the time where Ted Kennedy tried to lynch a black man? Those hearings?
— Defense Training (@PulseO2DA) April 25, 2017
@mitchellreports “Celebrated”?? By who? The woman LIED.
— Kathleen (@teamfrazzled) April 25, 2017
@mitchellreports Celebrate what? Her lies?
— Jae (@PNWJae) April 26, 2017
@mitchellreports Anita Hill lied. What’s to celebrate, and what’s to learn from a slanderer?
— Jor El (@JorElishere) April 26, 2017
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