Monday, May 08, 2006

Pigs Fly, Hell Freezes Over - Tucker Carlson actually apologizes to ACLU

Those of you who watch MSNBC (which would make you one of about 10 people, I think) might have caught Tucker Carlson bashing the ACLU last week. What wasn't unusual was that he had his facts wrong about us. But what was unusual was that he actually corrected himself. I gotta give the man some credit.

Last week Carlson said the ACLU did not "stand[] up for" Rush Limbaugh while he was being investigated for allegations that he illegally obtained prescription painkillers. The truth was that the ACLU actually submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in Limbaugh's defense and did a lot of press on the issue. For more see the Media Matters story.


Blogger RADAtheist said...

I like the part that he'll probably continue to bash the ACLU :-)

Still, it's nice to see a good, public apology and correction on something like this. Too often, if it is proffered, the correction is never noticed or buried in a backhanded compliment.

Maybe someday, more people will understand that defending unpopular people and positions in the name of liberty is the price we pay to have real freedom.

2:09 PM  

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