Industry NewsOpinion

4 Signs ‘Confirmation’ Will Be Hopelessly Biased

The respected pay channel debuts “Confirmation” at 8 p.m. EST April 16. The movie casts Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, the law professor who claimed Thomas sexually harassed her in the work place.

Some of the real-life Republicans who played key roles in the film aren’t happy about the production. They cite an early version of the script they deemed unfair and floated potential lawsuits against its depictions.

Who’s right? We won’t know until the film debuts, but here are four signs “Confirmation” may be heavily tilted in Hill’s favor:

  • Guess Who’s Doing Press for the Movie? – Yes, none other than the actual Anita Hill is making the rounds, talking up the film on HBO’s behalf. If the movie mocked her allegations, or painted her as anything but a truth-teller, would she happily take time to promote the movie on HBO’s behalf? Hill hit some softballs thrown by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie last week. She also attended the film’s premiere bash along with prominent Democrat Sen Barbara Boxer.
  • Washington’s Overt Bias – “Scandal” superstar Williams isn’t just one of Hollywood’s most outspoken liberals. She also clearly is on Team Anita. Here’s what she told Entertainment Weekly about her role in the film, which she also produced. She has played real people on screen before, but “Confirmation” offered a fresh challenge. “This was different because Anita’s not just a real person who is alive – she’s iconic.” She also said she was inspired to tackle the role after watching the 2014 documentary “Anita,” which heavily titled the he said/she said argument in Hill’s favor.
  • It’s HBO – The pay channel is known for producing some of the most creative, cutting-edge material over the past 20 years. HBO’s political bias is equally renowned. The Sarah Palin hit piece “Game Change.” The liberal-leaning TV movie “Recount.” Shows like “Last Week Tonight” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” And let’s not forget how many HBO executives write checks for Democratic candidates.
  • Thou Doth Protest Too Much – In Hollywood circles bias is seen as bad for business. Tell a story that favors roughly half the nation, and you’ve just lost the other half. It’s why Johnny Carson presented a middle of the road image with his political gags. HBO executives are rushing to “Confirmation’s” defense with bromides about being fair and balanced. Yet they claim past HBO telefilms like “Game Change” and “Recount” weren’t biased, either. Balderdash. Consider what Entertainment Weekly said of the film.. Or just ask “Recount” co-star Kevin Spacey.

confimation-biased-kerry-washington

… and here’s a sign the film may be more fair than expected:

  • Critics Aren’t Happy – The early “Confirmation” reviews reveal some scribes are seething over its portrayal of Thomas. The film, they argue, makes the future Supreme Court justice look resolute in his own defense. Indiewire.com’s review oozes contempt for daring to show such a side to the saga. The reviewer assumes Thomas is guilty, and therefore any attempt at treating him fairly is a mistake.

Show More

13 Comments

  1. Revisionist history as written by the prog-left…is anyone surprised? Never too late to write The Narrative. Will be written into high school history textbooks starting in…3…2…1…

  2. Just in time for the election! Free campaign donation.

    Funny how no other allegations against the Justice have appeared in the decades since his confirmation. They were all made up.

    ( “Scandal” superstar Williams…Washington?)

    1. So close to the election, I’m sure that the Left will reaffirm their belief that Citizens United was wrongly decided, and will call for a boycott, if not a suppression, of the movie.

  3. I wonder if the movie makers ever addresses the fact that Anita Hill followed on her own, Clarence Thomas through his career progression across states & time zones to be near Thomas?

    1. Not only that, she had NO witnesses willing to testify on her behalf. NONE. While Thomas had something like 6 or so, willing to testify for him. There was so much behind the scenes corruption that came out of this, like the discovery that Hill was dating the CoS of Howard Metzenbaum, the Senator who was leading the charge against Thomas.
      Anyone with eyes could see that she was lying through her teeth on this one. He not only would not date her, but he married a white woman instead of her. She did this for personal reasons that were not related to any kind of harassment. If anyone was harassing anyone, it was actually her doing it. I watched all of those hearings and noticed a whole lot of nasty from that woman.

    1. That is indeed correct, and the impression I got from watching the testimony first hand. If her allegations were true, he would not have had a bunch of women from his various employment positions testifying for him.
      All those women would have been against him, if Hill had been telling the truth.

  4. All you need to know about the idiotic nothingness of Hill’s malicious accusations is that the most severe accusation she could come up with is that one time when they were working together Thomas was about to open a Coke, saw a short curly hair on the top of the can, and made a joke about it, asking how the heck there came to be a pubic hair on his Coke can. Hill was mortified and took it as an accusation and of all her petty complaints that was the most scurrilous thing she could come up with. What a rotten woman, to trump up a steaming pile of faux outrage because of idiotic left wing politics that are unworthy in every way.

    1. IIRC, that was proven to be something that she plagarized from an adult movie. She was used by Howard Metzenbaum as a tool to derail Thomas.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button
Close