The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf at it again; ‘Read my work before you make sh*t up’

The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf must have had some straw left over from his recent piece in which he “exposed” Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin as a “xenophobe” for raising the same concerns about border security that Friedersdorf himself had written about — before quietly “evolving” on the issue, apparently. This week, it’s fellow Atlantic writer Joshua Foust’s turn to clean up Friedersdorf’s mess; fortunately, he had help from those with adequate reading comprehension skills.

https://twitter.com/stcolumbia/status/317735676659507201

Friedersdorf’s piece, “Let’s Make Drone Strikes Safe, Legal, and Rare,” is available at The Atlantic’s website, but Foust’s tweets are a better investment of your time.

https://twitter.com/will_mccants/status/317694701581000705

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317696720291131393

https://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/statuses/317698306572685312

https://twitter.com/conor64/statuses/317731076271394816

Oops, wrong link! Why does that sound so familiar…

https://twitter.com/michellemalkin/statuses/314821192160796672

But that isolated, one-time mixup was last week; back to Foust.

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317732394037825536

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317699275842805761

https://twitter.com/conor64/status/317731189286907905

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317732462761488384

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317733027742642176

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317733183846232065

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317734021759127552

https://twitter.com/conor64/status/317734533766205441

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317734872431083520

https://twitter.com/conor64/status/317735160307142656

Yes, enough with the capital letters — the big words are hard enough to understand without making them bigger.

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317735423055106048

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317735878300672001

https://twitter.com/conor64/status/317736309441564672

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317736612471635968

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317736755673563137

https://twitter.com/conor64/status/317736773759406080

Sticking to reading might be a good career choice; writing without doing research first isn’t working out.

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317736872161988608

https://twitter.com/joshuafoust/status/317737566206038017

The blowback from Friedersdorf’s hit piece on Michelle Malkin hasn’t slowed him down after all. Should we look forward to strike three next week?

https://twitter.com/jtLOL/status/317742522132738049

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Update:

This is fun. Jeffrey Lord has published a piece at The American Spectator today outing Friedersdorf as a “conservative huckster.” Friedersdorf’s response? I never said I was a conservative.

https://twitter.com/AmSpec/status/317695811821649921

https://twitter.com/reidtsmith/status/317739347094949888

https://twitter.com/conor64/status/317777193319157760

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