ACLU Caricature-Trumping Fact
When 5 high school students were suspended for wearing American flags on Cinco de Mayo, the conservative commentariat predictably exploded. Many conservative pundits opined that, of course, the ACLU would never get involved in protecting the violation of these conservative students’ First Amendment rights.
Of course, as Conor Friedersdorf points out, the ACLU is acting to protect those students. But admitting that would be akin to admitting that the ACLU is not a liberal monster caricature, but instead an organization that actually means what it says about the First Amendment. So facts are off the table here.