BREAKING – Warning to Michael Mann: apologise for your lie or risk facing from me what you’ve done to Steyn

BREAKING via Andrew Bolt Blog :

aaaaa mann Bolt

Normally I do not sue, but this seems to me a special case.

Mann, the climate alarmist who gave the world his dodgy ”hockey stick”, is now suing sceptic Mark Steyn for mocking him and his lawyers have produced deceptive legal documents in his defence.

Mann has published an outright lie that defames me, and should face the same punishment he wishes to mete out on Steyn for mere mockery.

I do not lie and Murdoch does not pay me to do so. Nor has Mann singled out a single “lie” I’m alleged to have committed.

In fact, Mann is so reckless with the facts that his tweet links to an obvious parody Twitter account run by one of my critics, clearly believing that it’s actually mine.

Advice, please?

Warning to Michael Mann: apologise for your lie or risk facing from me what you’ve done to Steyn | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog.

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MUST READ also : Steyn et al. versus Mann | Climate Etc.

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UPDATE via Bolt

I have sent Mann the following email:


Dr Mann:

I note your publication of the following defamatory tweet:

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You have published an outright lie that defames me.

I do not lie and am not paid by Rupert Murdoch to lie. You have not identified in your tweet a single example of an alleged lie, which suggests you simply made up this defamatory claim.

Indeed, you were so reckless with the facts that your tweet links to an obvious parody Twitter account run by one of my critics which you have clearly believed is mine.

Your other link is to the website of a warmist journalist who for years was a Murdoch columnist, too, writing on climate change. Was he, too, paid by “villainous” Rupert Murdoch to “lie to public”?

I’ve since learned that you last year retweeted another defamatory comment: “No other media organisation in any other civilised nation would employ #AndrewBolt as a journalist”.

As it turns out, that, too, is incorrect. I am not only employed by News Corp but by Australia’s Network 10 and Macquarie Radio Network, where I host a weekly television show and co-host a daily radio show respectively. I have also appeared as a commentator on other media outlets, including the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Al Jazeera, the BBC and Canadian radio stations. I am very confident I would be able to find work as a journalist in another “civilised nation”.

I note this because repeated defamations under Australia’s law is evidence of malice – and your history of defaming me shows a complete disregard for the facts.

It is appalling that you could be so reckless, so spiteful, so destructive and so ill-informed. I have long doubted the rigor and the conclusions of your work as a climate scientist and often deplored the way you conduct debate, but even I had never before today considered publically calling you a liar.

I demand you delete your tweet and issue a public apology on the same Twitter account within 24 hours. Failure to do so will not only cast doubt on your commitment to truth in debates on global warming, but expose you to legal action.

UPDATE

Mann gives a very grudging “not necessarily” apology for his brazen lie (and follows it up elsewhere with a string of insults):

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Too late. His mask has slipped. What else has he repeated – whether “science” or personal calumnies – that was false and motivated by spite or self-protection?

Steve McIntyre suggests one more.

UPDATE

Now, how to get Mann to apologise for his “hockey stick” as well?

UPDATE

To help Mark Steyn meet the legal bills in his own legal battle with Mann, please go here and go to the final link.

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UPDATE

via WattsUpWithThat

Mann apologizes for defamation (sort of) after lawsuit threat

Posted on February 25, 2014 by 

It’s a “jump the shark” moment for Mann.

As if taking a cue from yesterday’s essay The Merchants of Smear in deciding “enough is enough”, Herald Sun Journalist Andrew Bolt has decided to stand up to him for defamation. He did so in a most professional but firm way.  I repeat what he writes in:

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Warning to Michael Mann: apologise for your lie or risk facing from me what you’ve done to Steyn

Open and shut case. Michael Mann is a liar:

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Normally I do not sue, but this seems to me a special case.

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7 Comments on “BREAKING – Warning to Michael Mann: apologise for your lie or risk facing from me what you’ve done to Steyn”

  1. tallbloke says:

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    Fnordfn Oh dear, its open suing season. Mikey Mann hoist on his own petard may now face being sued by at least three people simultaneously.

  2. Chris Ho-Stuart says:

    It might be difficult to get an apology for the hockey stick, given that it has been repeatedly replicated.

    Scientific research which is brought into question gets tested and double checked. If a line of research turns out to be wrong, it’s not something to apologize for. It’s something for which corrections are published. The hockey stick, however, has been confirmed and it is no longer sensible to speak of it belonging to Mann.

    There *have* been a couple of minor corrections made with respect to the original hockey stick paper — none of which made any significant difference to the major result. This, by the way, is pretty normal in science. There have also been many studies and reworks looking at the impact of the particular methods in that paper; and the result remains robust.

    Your closing comment about an apology for the hockey stick is a a minor bit of silliness; but it illustrates the basic point that you are serious clueless on this material; and whether by intent or by something else, you are indeed promulgating a lot of nonsense.

    • MrPete says:

      It’s only been “replicated” using the same invalid data and/or methods.

      The “minor” corrections include the admission that all results older than about 400 years are invalid. And no serious skeptic questions the fact that we’ve been warming for around 400 years — ever since the LIA.

      Chris, you might want to take your own advice and get an independent education on this issue.

    • medge says:

      There *have* been a couple of minor corrections made with respect to the original hockey stick paper — none of which made any significant difference to the major result. This, by the way, is pretty normal in science. There have also been many studies and reworks looking at the impact of the particular methods in that paper; and the result remains robust.

      Your claim is insignificant withot links..Please provide..I suggest you Lucia’s thread at the Blackboard beforehand..read at The

  3. Bert says:

    Chris Ho-Stewart,
    Please pay closer attention to the text you criticize. Bolt did not ask for an apology for “the hockey stick,” but more specifically “his hockey stick” referring to M. Mann’s peer reveiwed published research.
    If you can support Mann’s manipulation of data, and pseudo-scientific statistical methods that was used produced “his” hockey stick, as worthy science then please articulate that point.
    As it stands your error, though perhaps innocent, casts doubt on your integrity. Have a nice day.

  4. Truthseeker says:

    Chris Ho-Stuart,

    Obviously you are not aware of the work done by Steve McIntyre over a Climate Audit that totally debunked every aspect of Mann’s Hockey Stick and the Climategate emails that prove that the whole process was flawed and bordering on fraudulent from the very beginning.


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