"Lynching" is a reasonable characterization considering that they were malicious charges against an innocent person, and the Democrats did their best to achieve an unjust result.
True, the system worked this time and prevented the Democrats from convicting the innocent. But the entire charade was still worthy of condemnation.
And what about what the Democrats did to Scooter Libby? The system doesn't always prevent the Democrats from convicting innocent people.
As far as alleged "offensiveness" goes, leftist phony outrage really is silly. If progressives don't want to be condemned for lynching people, they should stop lynching people.