Perception vs. Reality
Via E.D.’s True/slant blog, I agree that Conor Friedersdorf did yeoman’s work on this piece demonstrating the wide difference between what movement conservatives think the ACLU does and what the ACLU actually does. I don’t want to revisit the whole epistemic closure thing in depth here. Suffice to say that I think Conor’s post is important enough on its own because it shows how valuable an organization the ACLU is and how conservatives’ caricature of the ACLU as nothing but a left-wing bogeyman can actively damage the very people whose interests conservative leaders claim to represent.