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There is a live Q&A with Michael Mann this afternoon (GMT) at the Guardian website. Details here.
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Ooh, your Grace, I do hope you will be asking some questions. I could thumb through my copy of HSI and construct a few but you must have the killers at the front of your mind.
God, I hope McIntyre has a few lined up - short centring, correlation coefficients etc.
I'm sure there are a few arboreal issues worth getting a steer on too.
It's only a short time , but we could have considerable amusement posing, \"Questions Which Will Not Be Put To Professor Mann By Guardian Moderators\". Anything on Ethics or FOIA, for a start.
As I'm currently pre-moderated pout of existance again.. (trying to put a response on the Garvey article, in response to R Betts)
what is the point.. Maybe J Jones can ask Mann about 'Hide the Decline'
So do they do a \"smug\" version of a chat smiley?.... with a beard?
Maybe we can have an inverse \"swear\" box. We count every time he mentions \"big oil\", \"vested interests\", \"attack on science\", \"deniers\", \"conspiracy\"...
This is just a commercial book launch.
Mann is just trying to cash in on his notoriety before it all comes crashing down, he looses his job and any chance of a future career.
You've got to feel sorry for the guy. They were ploughing a lonely furrow when they developed this \"science\" - they made mistakes - as anyone did, but because they didn't have the skill or general scientific support from the community to put the lying-genie back in the box, now the genie runs the show. The genie is climate science.
And now they are looking for a scape goat.
Suspect it will be a sham - after all it is what they do best. And the warmists are certainly being caught out at almost every turn.
Stunned at the impact of fakegate - they now try to attack sites such as this and WUMT - Hats off to Watts for the way he is dealing with WC of Stoat and Wiki manipulation fame.
Polite, correct and a firm explanation of why WC's behaviour is not acceptable. Leaves us in no doubt..
Makes WC look very silly indeed - especially considering his history.
Sadly I suspect Mann will this afternoon have more \"minders\" than your average \"celeb\" such that we will simply see a regurgitation of the same old same old.
@ Mike Haseler Feb 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM
This is just a commercial book launch.[...]You've got to feel sorry for the guy.
Indeed. I've heard rumours to the effect that consideration is being given to changing the title of his latest opus to Portrait of the Artist as an Aggrieved Mann ;-)
Tanks for putting this up Bish. An early morning Skype with my daughter toady let her know that if she ever tried to give me another link to the Guardian again......there would be nothing left in the will for her! Just more of Manns book tour!
Please excuse the shpelling....The meds a not working to well today!
Have the climate-comrades been plotting coordinated PR? Here is the same sort of thing in Australia: http://www.australianclimatemadness.com/2012/02/john-cooks-climate-myth-information-evening/. I think it is because they cannot, and will not 'do debates', and who can blame them since they are so liable to lose them every time. Yet they want to be seen in the public square.
As for the Guardian, imagine Pravda in the 1930s hosting a Q&A on the glories of the revolution so far and of the need to trust the great leader as he battles with the forces of darkness. What are the chances of a sharp question getting through? Actually, come to think of it, Stalin used to pretend to drop his guard from time and go liberal (old sense of the word) merely in order to flush out those foolish enough to speak their mind. Within months, they'd be in the gulag or worse, and he'd get back to dictating suitably reinforced in his belief in and fear of hidden conspiracies.
Thank goodness the greenies have not got to that level of power quite yet, and it is more a question of playing games with the po-faced (that's how I see them anyway) moderators - the Guardian's gang of trusties defending their vulnerable readers from contrary information and views of the wrong kind. And while they can't, yet, do as old Joe did, they can at least keep their 'moderated' material for the writers to cast an eye over as a sort of early-warning system for showstoppers and gamechangers. Then they can modify their shows and their games just enough to keep them on the road a little longer, because, after all, they are never in doubt, just often wrong in 'presentation' - so in their hearts they think more and better PR is all they really need.
Not my cup to tea.
Pesky little editing window. You need a photographic memory of the preview pane.
\"Please excuse the shpelling\"
That's a relief. I thought for a moment that you'd called your daughter Toady...
Hey Bish - what's with the \\backslashes\\ when we type quotation marks..?
Don't know. I've put in a support ticket.
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