Writing at The New Yorker, liberal legal pundit Jeffrey Toobin offered the following observation about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:
Since his stormy confirmation, in 1991, Thomas has been the target of much unfair criticism. Some have argued, for example, that his years of silence during oral arguments meant he was not doing much work at all.
It's certainly true that Justice Thomas has been subjected to that sort of baseless smear attack from certain liberal opponents. But what Toobin failed to mention is that Toobin himself is guilty of making that very same baseless smear attack on Thomas. For example, here's Toobin writing at The New Yorker in February 2014:
In his first years on the Court, Thomas would rock forward, whisper comments about the lawyers to his neighbors Breyer and Kennedy, and generally look like he was acknowledging where he was. These days, Thomas only reclines; his leather chair is pitched so that he can stare at the ceiling, which he does at length. He strokes his chin. His eyelids look heavy. Every schoolteacher knows this look. It's called "not paying attention."
Toobin must think that readers of The New Yorker aren't paying attention. Why else would he now pretend to be a critic of the very same garbage that he himself has been writing for years?