Will the dishonesty ever cease?
Last Monday, hockey-stick progenitor Michael Mann filed suit in DC Superior Court against me, NR, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Rand Simberg. I noticed on the press release (published on his Facebook page) that Dr. Mann claimed to have been “awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ceftin 500mg and alcohol buy ceftin ” and that on the complaint itself we are accused of the hitherto unknown crime of “defamation of a Nobel prize recipient.”
So my colleague Charles C. W. Cooke decided to call up the Nobel chaps in Oslo and ask them if Dr. Mann was, in fact, a Nobel laureate:
Cooke: I was wondering, has Dr. Michael Mann ever won the Nobel Peace Prize?
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Thomas Richard also contacted the Norwegians and asked, “Was Prof. Michael Mann ‘awarded’ a Nobel Prize of any sort at any time? Is he a Nobel Laureate as implied elsewhere in his legal brief?” He received the following e-mail from Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute:
Michael Mann has never been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In public, Dr. Mann is a-huffin’ an’ a-puffin’ that this is just more smears from Koch-funded climate deniers. But, behind the scenes, a lot of quiet airbrushing of the record seems to be going on. Two days ago, his Penn State bio said he had been “co-awarded” the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, now merely that he “contributed… to the award the best choice to buy baclofen online! us dollar (usd); euro (eur); british pound (gbp); australian dollar (aud); canadian dollar (cad); brazilian real ” (whatever that means). Over at Wikipedia, they’re arguing over ever more unwieldy rewrites. Editing a false legal complaint dec 27, 2014 – can you buy baclofen online baclofen for sale baclofen medication info. liorasel ® ( baclofen . ( baclofen ). 0 catapres® generic vs. is trickier, but by now someone may have snuck into the D.C. court clerk’s office with a gallon of White-Out and amended “defamation of a Nobel prize recipient” to “defamation of a man who received one of two thousand photocopies of a commemorative thank-you certificate run off at the IPCC branch of Kinko’s.”
So let’s see: A week ago, Michael Mann accused us of damaging his reputation — and seems to have made it a self-fulfilling prophecy. A week ago, he was a “Nobel prize recipient.” Now he’s not. Great work, Mike!
(NB Headline courtesy Dr. Phil Jones)
[UPDATE: As of Sunday morn, he has not yet hoovered the record at his “Real Climate” website, where his bio still insists, quite falsely, that he is a Nobel laureate. Interested parties might wish to take a screen shot.]
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