Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s character and integrity have come under incessant attack in the last few months, from endless articles in the press to the recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the supposed need for Supreme Court ethics reform.
The Left’s attacks on Thomas aren’t new. But this most recent wave is particularly troubling. Let’s look at how it started, where I have some personal experience. It all began with an April 6 piece in ProPublica , which asserted that Thomas was a hypocrite and a grifter for claiming to be a man of simple tastes while taking luxurious trips and vacations with billionaire Harlan Crow. The hypocritical claim quoted by ProPublica was an out-of-context clip from my film, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words :