National Review wrote an article about Mikey and he’s got some butthurt over it. It was reported and blogged about last month in several places. The closing statement of the short article was this…..
If an institution is prepared to cover up systemic statutory rape of minors, what won’t it cover up? Whether or not he’s “the Jerry Sandusky of climate change”, he remains the Michael Mann of climate change, in part because his “investigation” by a deeply corrupt administration was a joke.
Well, Mikey threw a hissy fit. And said, “I’ll sue!!!!” Which is apparently his answer to everything these days. This is what happens when you lose the intellectual argument. But, then, how smart can you be to believe you can divine temperatures to a 10th of a degree 500 years ago? All he would have to do is read a 40 y/o work of science to understand one can’t possibly do so. The work is provided in this piece I wrote. Maybe Mikey slept through biology class? Apparently someone is paying Mikey’s lawyers, so he can sick them on people all the times. Here’s what the scary lawyer people said….
Well, National Review responded. In two ways! Apparently they fired a letter back….. turns out, they’ve got their own lawyers just hanging around.
Here’s the take home of the letter.
But, it’s more fun! Rich Lowry the editor of National Review wrote a piece publicly respond. It was titled, “Get Lost” it’s a funny article and finishes with this….. (my emphasis)
Usually, you don’t welcome a nuisance lawsuit, because it’s a nuisance. It consumes time. It costs money. But this is a different matter in light of one word: discovery.
If Mann sues us, the materials we will need to mount a full defense will be extremely wide-ranging. So if he files a complaint, we will be doing more than fighting a nuisance lawsuit; we will be embarking on a journalistic project of great interest to us and our readers.
And this is where you come in. If Mann goes through with it, we’re probably going to call on you to help fund our legal fight and our investigation of Mann through discovery. If it gets that far, we may eventually even want to hire a dedicated reporter to comb through the materials and regularly post stories on Mann.
My advice to poor Michael is to go away and bother someone else. If he doesn’t have the good sense to do that, we look forward to teaching him a thing or two about the law and about how free debate works in a free country.
He’s going to go to great trouble and expense to embark on a losing cause that will expose more of his methods and maneuverings to the world. In short, he risks making an ass of himself. But that hasn’t stopped him before.
h/t Climate Depot