Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter is calling revelations of sex harassment accusations against Herman Cain "another high-tech lynching"—echoing the wording used by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the Anita Hill scandal. Coulter slammed the allegations as a plant from "terrified" liberals, calling Cain a "strong, conservative black man" on Fox News. "They are terrified of strong, conservative black men. This is an outrageous attack on a black conservative who is doing extremely well and I think will be our vice president."
Rush Limbaugh also jumped to Cain's defense, yesterday calling the Politico piece a "racist hit job." “What's next, folks? A cartoon on MSNBC showing Cain eating a watermelon?" he asked. "Anything good that happens to any black or Hispanic in American politics can only happen via the Democrat Party. If it happens elsewhere, we’re going to destroy those people à la Clarence Thomas.” Radio host Laura Ingraham also took aim at the story yesterday, reports the Washington Post, calling for "Occupy Politico" in order to "stop destroying a good man's reputation." Cain, who has denied any harassment, has said the accusations were likely triggered when he compared a female worker's height to the height of his wife.