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Bad Readers and Their Twitter Swarms

July 10th, 2023 | 6 min read

By Jake Meador

One of the reasons the Josh Butler fiasco was such a disaster is that when TGC published a letter apologizing for the excerpt it communicated to Butler's attackers that their methods work. And so it should not surprise anyone that they are now recycling those methods in hopes of swarming another writer who is saying things that post-evangelical progressives don't like.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).