Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Compare & Contrast For Consistency, Or: Trying To Stir Up Some Shit Here

Conor Friedersdorf on his constructive InstaPundit criticism:

I am a writer. When I critique people or sites, it isn’t because I’ve got a personal grudge against them, or because I want them to fail, or because I want to divide and conquer them, whatever that means — it is because I think they are wrong on some matter of substance.
The very same Mr. Friedersdorf on something closer to my heart:
Perhaps that was just Mr. Friedersdorf on his own time, not something that he typed as "a writer." In which case he should use a different name, or add a clever disclaimer to his profile like: "Not the 'serious' me, expect no consistency w/ my claims of substance."


NutellaonToast said...

Oh, that's just classic. "Excuse me while I come down off my high horse and poop on you, you disgusting thing."

NutellaonToast said...

Oh man. I actually took the time to make a login there so I could post this and they haven't sent a damn confirmation email yet. True/Fail.

Downpuppy said...

Rule 1: Kiss up, kick down

NutellaonToast said...

Oh, there's the email. Stuck in my spam filter. Yeah! I introduced Conor to himself! So happy!

Clever Pseudonym said...

He doesn't know what divide and conquer means?

Tom Levenson said...

Trust me, Conor is a thin skinned public intellectual wannabee.

I recall several anguished emails I received when I dared to notice that his Culture11 fiasco, however widely propped by Sullivan, couldn't be taken seriously as an observer of culture with zero focus on science.

As Denis Healey once remarked of Alec Howe, being attacked by Conor is like being savaged by a dead sheep.

Dhalgren said...

Conor, you're nobody. Unless you consider a virtual sucker of Jonah Goldberg's cock to be a 'somebody'.

Roger Ailes said...

Douchebag's a writer, not a speller or a punctuator:

Though I find even the knew Instapundit worth reading, and Professor Reynold’s non-bloggy writing reliably good, I sure miss what Instapundit used to be.

Fuck him.