A couple of readers have noticed the extraordinary speed with which Bob Ward managed to respond to my article.
This is odd enough, but when I tell you that at approximately 5pm, James Randerson sent me an email to say that he had posted my article up, it looks...well... not quite right.
But then if I tell add in this comment from reader, Jono...
The other strange feaure about Bob's reply is [that it is] completely missing the link back to Andrew's rebuttal. It's almost as if he only saw a text version when preparing his reply.
...it all looks...very odd.
Especially if I tell you that the drafts that passed between me and the Guardian had no links in them.
Hold on, that last bit can't be quite right. Where would the links have gone in Bob's piece? I think maybe I have misunderstood Jono's point. He is saying that BW hasn't mentioned my rebuttal. Still leaves us with the timing issue though.