The uproar over bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that-sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong.”
Here, for your reference, is an actual picture of a deep south* lynching.
Note the difference.
UPDATE: Gawker has seven more links to various other weak analogizers.