Responding to this post at Alicublog:
Balko is merely a useful idiot on this issue and probably not a bigot in the slightest.
But muckraking about legitimate abuses of police power at a glibertarian site, where your function in the local machine is chiefly to show that extra-judicial executions in places like Mississippi means that there shouldn’t be laws regulating trans-fats in San Francisco, is pretty much the textbook definition of useful idiot.
The awesome thing is that person was defending me. Also needs to look up the origin of the phrase useful idiot.