Clarence Thomas takes aim at liberal journalists during public remarks in Dallas

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has long been the target of disgraceful treatment from a broad array of mainstream journalists, and, apparently having had his fill of their disrespect, he shot back last week by suggesting he would leave his post if his performance on the job ever slipped to the level of theirs, as Fox News reports.

The abhorrent manner in which left-leaning pundits and commentators have covered Thomas’ tenure on the bench goes back years, and has seemingly taken on a new intensity in recent months, with some even using his wife’s political activism as a conduit for their rage.

As Fox News noted, earlier this year, the Washington Post issued what it called a “clarification” in the wake of a story describing Thomas’ thinking as akin to that of a “White conservative,” later updating to clarify that his positions were congruent with those of conservatives, removing the “white” modifier.

Notorious MSNBC race-baiter Joy Reid has engaged in her share of disgraceful takes on Thomas, referring to him on multiple occasions as “Uncle Clarence,” a play on the slur “Uncle Tom,” used to signify a Black person thought to be overly servile to whites.

During an appearance at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas on Friday, however, Thomas offered up a masterful retort to those glib, sneering journalists, stating, “One of the things I’d say in response to the media is when they talk about, especially early on, about the way I did my job, I said, ‘I will absolutely leave the court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours – and that was meant as a compliment really.”

Thomas’ jocular turn elicited great laughter, not just from the assembled audience, but also from former George W. Bush administration official John Yoo, after which the justice noted humorously, “It really is good to be me – it really is.”

During his Dallas appearance, Thomas also touched on the recent leak of a draft majority opinion from the high court suggesting the imminent reversal of Roe v. Wade, warning that the very fact of that unauthorized release could result in irreparable harm to the institution, as the Federalist noted.

“What happened at the court was tremendously bad,” Thomas explained, adding, “I wonder how long we are going to have these institutions at the rate we are undermining them. We are in danger of destroying the institutions that are required for a civil society. You can’t have a civil society, a free society without a stable legal system.”

Though it remains to be seen whether the leaked draft majority opinion does represent how the justices will ultimately rule with regard to Roe, all Americans can and should be grateful for the service of this true giant of the judiciary who remains – after all these years – so uniquely able to withstand the slings and arrows of a hopelessly biased media establishment.