It’s not just a woman’s prerogative to change her mind; it’s also Conor Friedersdorf’s. In his Atlantic column today, Friedersdorf got himself all bent out of a shape over a 2002 column by Michelle Malkin that dealt with illegal immigration. Malkin had argued that Iraqi terrorists could potentially enter the U.S. through our southern border with Mexico:

And according to Friersdorf, that makes her a fearmonger who suffers from a raging case of “needless, xenophobic panic.”

Thing is, a few years back, Friedersdorf was singing a completely different tune. He insisted that terrorists could leak into the country via illegal immigration:

Friedersdorf actually warned about the implications of unprotected borders on multiple occasions, as’s John Sexton points out:

You can run, Conor, but you can’t hide from the truth.

Ace of Spades continued the shredding:

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the smackdown done gets brung.

Correction: We misspelled Friedersdorf’s name in an initial version of this post. We regret the error. Also, we revised  the headline to clarify that it was, not Breitbart, who shredded Friedersdorf.

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