Hockey Stick Whacking by Mark Steyn
08/22/2012 3 Comments
I have always been a Mark Steyn fan for years and listen to him when ever he is a Guest Host on Rush Limbaugh’s program on KNCO. He recently posted an article about Penn State cover ups, noting that the University was developing a pattern by covering up child molesters and climate change hockey stick makers. The hockey stick maker Michael Mann threatened to sue NRO and Mark over his article. Here is some of the fall out on Steyn’s blog: Stick it Where the Global Warming Don’t Shine
I think the folks at NR just called it.
Indeed. You can get the general line of NR’s response to Dr Mann from the headline:
Watts Up With That calls it “the best Michael Mann headline evah“. But read the rest of Rich Lowry’s reply, too – especially the bits related to discovery, or, as Aussie Climate Madness calls it, “Mann’s risky path“. Red State also weighs in, and a sharp post by Powerline’s Steven Hayward concludes:
By the way, hasn’t Mann heard of the track record of people who haul Mark Steyn into court? It isn’t pretty.
Actually, I’ll bet Michael Mann had never heard of me when he blew his gasket, and I’ll wager his high-priced counsel never bothered doing two minutes of Googling. If they had, they’d have known that once they start this thing they’d better be prepared to go the distance.
For my part, although I’ve been dismissive of Mann’s “hockey stick” for over a decade, I’d never paid much attention to him personally. All I’d say is he seems strangely insecure for a person of such eminence. I wonder what he’ll be like on the witness stand. And I’ll be interested to see whether his page links to NR’s lawyer’s letter the way my page linked to his lawyer’s.
Hockey sticks akimbo, baby!
This is going to be some great reading, stay tuned.