The Federalist: 3 Major Problems With ‘Confirmation,’ HBO’s Anita Hill History Rewrite

“Debuting this past weekend on HBO, “Confirmation” — described as a “fictionalized look” at one dramatic part of the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings — is the latest in this unrelenting push to rewrite history. The movie is fictionalized, of course, and notable for its selective use of information to paint an unfavorable view of Thomas. But many in the media are treating it as if the movie is legitimate. Others don’t seem to realize how fantastical the movie is. Brian Tallerico ended his negative review of the film by writing, “It is a recounting of events, which is historically important, but, as filmmaking, it’s just fine.”’

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