Virginia Thomas wants to play phone tag with Anita Hill. : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Wait Wait brings you Shocking (!) and Totally Fake (!!) recordings of Virginia Thomas' voice mail messages to Anita Hill.
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Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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By now you've heard about the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas calling Anita Hill and asking her to apologize for her testimony during Thomas' confirmation hearings. Sounds kind of odd, right? But who among us hasn't made an early morning phone call to the woman our husband harassed 19 years ago and asked her to say she's sorry?

US law professor Anita Hill takes oath, 12 October
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We really wanted to hear the message ourselves, but Ms. Hill hasn't posted the audio, and she won't return our calls...so, we're going with the next best thing. A Robot Simulator! We've read the transcript. Now, say hello to Simulated Virginia Thomas:

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Ms. Hill says she has no intention of apologizing. But, based on these follow-up messages, Simulated Virginia Thomas won't give up without a fight:

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