A recent post of his is incredible for a couple of reasons:
a. it makes it sound as if he really has taken but a passing interest in the details of the entire Mann "hockey stick" issue before making his "fraud" claim; even more spectacularly unbelievable - he is making it clear that he is learning more about it from blogger Steve Goddard. Yes, the blogger with severe credibility issues who no longer appears at Watts up With That.
b. Steyn deliberately, when involved in a court case in which a judge has commented that it certainly appears Mann has grounds for defamation, takes the opportunity to again make a comment discrediting the bona fides of Mann in his work:
So why not just do a straight tree-ring graph of the last millennium? Ah, well. Because that doesn't tell the story that Mann & Co wanted to sell, and certainly doesn't make a hockey stick.Wow. "Make hole; keep digging; attempt bogus justification that freedom to dig holes anywhere is a right" appears to be the Steynian theory here.
c. Apparently, lots of people are buying "gift certificates" to fund Steyn's self represented attempted defence of the defamation action. Well, good luck with that folks. Your hero appreciates your generosity in helping fund the damages to Mann that Steyn appears determined to send his way.