Townhall: HBO: History Bungling Office
“This ignores the obvious: Liberals lost the Thomas fight more dramatically than they lost the 2000 election. It wasn’t just that he won his confirmation. The American people didn’t believe Hill’s lurid and unsubstantiated tales of “Long Dong Silver” chatter. Even the CBS-New York Times poll found 58 percent believed Thomas, to only 24 percent for Hill. Only 26 percent of women believed Hill.
But HBO is rewriting history to make Hill’s unpersuasive smear a dramatic turning point of women’s rights. Cue the violins!
Early on in the movie, Hill is reluctant to testify, saying, “When someone comes forward, the victim tends to become the villain.” That’s exactly what HBO is doing to Justice Thomas with this movie: villainizing the victim.”