Monday, June 19, 2006

ACL-Oops

Well, the ACLU looks stupid.

The Corner reports on a New York Times article about the ACLU's attempts to put gag orders on its board members. Several board members spoke to the Times on condition of anonymity because they were afraid to speak publicly. Afraid of the ACLU. John Miller proposes a new motto for the rights group: Do as we say, not as we do.

It's certainly not the first time the ACLU has looked like a pack of hypocrites (which I generally believe they aren't). My favorite moment was when they had Courtney Love present a First Amendment award at a Hollywood banquet despite the fact that she is widely known to have made death threats to journalists (some of which were left on an answering machine, fer chrissakes). That sort of behavior is generally a no-no in ACLU circles, but this is America, after all. Celebrity trumps everything.
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