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Taking Dictation from the ACLU

A case study in anti-Patriot Act propaganda.

Oct 18, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 06 • By HEATHER MAC DONALD
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That the ACLU engages in non-stop deception about the war on terror is not news. But it is not every day that the eagerness of the elite media for such deception is so clearly exposed. The mainstream press already knows that the Patriot Act is a dangerous assault on civil liberties, so when the ACLU confirms this knowledge, why bother to check the facts?

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute's City Journal and author of Are Cops Racist?