The Right's ACLU Blindness


Conor Friedersdorf collects a dozen or so pre-emptive righty condemnations of the American Civil Liberties Union for failing to get involved with that Cinco de Mayo case from a few weeks back of kids being sent home from school for wearing American flag T-shirts, and then points out that the ACLU has, in fact, helped the students out. Friedersdorf comments:

It's almost as if the conservative media complex is systematically misleading its audience about the nature of the ACLU, so much so that right-of-center commentators across the Internet spontaneously mocked the organization for failing to intervene on the right side of this case, despite it being precisely the kind of case where the ACLU reliably does exactly what the critics themselves would want.

Reason on the ACLU here.