Virginia Thomas Cancels Radio Show Amid Controversy Over Her Call to Anita Hill

Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, abruptly canceled a radio appearance on NPR today amid a swirl of media attention given to news of her recent effort to encourage Anita Hill to apologize for her allegations of sexual harassment against the justice 19 years ago.

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2 Comments to “Having stalked Anita Hill, Ginni Thomas cancels NPR appearance”

  • Obviously the initial salvo in the Clarence Thomas legacy wars. Part of Ginni’s attempt to reframe all these years later, which has a chance of working, I think. If people can’t remember it was the Bush Admin that bailed out the banks how are the gonna remember this case from what, 1991?

    Don’t want it to work, but I think it’s actually possible that in 2010 with a combination of denial mechanism, media saturation and the diminished critical thinking skills running through our society like a virus it’s possible to in effect rewrite history.

  • Well, it may actually be too late for them to turn this one around, as Hill was quite effective in establishing herself as credible within a few years of the hearings, despite a lot of people not believing her at first; and that impression (reinforced by the book STRANGE JUSTICE, which, like Hill’s own memoir, was a best-seller) would be hard to change today.

    In short, this effort by Ginni Thomas is probably too little, too late; and I don’t think Thomas has the stomach for a big campaign of self-justification, nor would SCOTUS want that, as it would only (further) soil the image of the Court.

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