Thursday, May 04, 2006

Give The Devil His Due.

I have to hand some Kudos to MSNBC's Tucker Carlson. First for losing that ridiculous bow tie but most of all for being willing to admit he was wrong.

CARLSON: Well, earlier this week, we did a segment on the Rush Limbaugh drug case. Limbaugh spent years and untold millions fighting charges that he bought too many prescription painkillers.

I made the point on the show that the case never should have been brought against him in the first place. He didn't steal. He didn't sell drugs. He didn't hurt anyone but himself in any way. Where, I wondered out loud, was the ACLU in all of this? Why weren't they defending Rush Limbaugh?

Well, it turns out they were defending Rush Limbaugh, repeatedly. The ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Limbaugh's behalf and issued a series of press releases supporting his right to keep his medical records confidential.

Over the years, I've spent a fair amount of time beating up on the ACLU, and I assume that tradition will continue in earnest. But in this case, I was wrong; they were right. Good for the ACLU.

At least we admit it -- always and everywhere. If you think we've been wrong, tell us. If you disagree, don't bother.

A bit half hearted near the end, but still it is an apology. Good show.

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