Ed Driscoll

Rage Against The Machine

Nina Totenberg of NPR, and the editorial writers at the New York Times are both feigning surprise that Clarence Thomas still harbors some anger at their efforts to destroy his reputation, and his chance to sit on the highest court of the land. The Times’ editorialist wrote:

“The rage he harbors raises questions about whether he can sit as an impartial judge in many of the cases the Supreme Court hears.”

That quote is the headline of a recent post by Ann Althouse, who responds:

The NYT would like to say that Clarence Thomas’s anger disqualifies from hearing some cases. Isn’t it insanely obvious that if a liberal black judge harbored anger for the way he was treated over the years, the NYT would admire him for his passion and for the crucial perspective he brings to judging