Mark Steyn Files Counterclaim?

I hope this is true:

MICHAEL MANN FACES BANKRUPTCY AS HIS COURTROOM CLIMATE CAPERS COLLAPSE

Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of global warming alarmism had sensationally failed in his exasperating three-year bid to sue skeptic Canadian climatologist, Tim Ball. Door now wide open for criminal investigation into Climategate conspiracy.Mann arrest photo

Buoyed by Dr Ball’s successes, journalist and free-speech defender, Mark Steyn has promptly decided to likewise countersue Michael Mann for $10 million in response to a similar SLAPP suit filed by the litigious professor from Penn. State University against not just Steyn, but also the National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg. Ball’s countersuit against Mann seeks “exemplary and punitive damages. ” Bishop Hill blog is running extracts of Steyn’s counterclaim, plus link.

But Steve McIntyre has said that the lawsuit against Tim Ball has not been dismissed.

And Steyn’s counterclaim sounds like he’s written it himself:

There is a smell to the hockey stick that, in Lady Macbeth’s words, “all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten” – nor all the investigations. And so Dr  Mann has determined to sue it into respectability.

And does he have enough money for a counterclaim?

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16 Responses to Mark Steyn Files Counterclaim?

  1. Frank Davis says:

    Quiet here today.

    Too quiet.

    Something must be up….

  2. Tony says:

    TobakkoNacht?

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  4. Rose says:

    The sun was shining and I was helping to build a fence. : )

  5. beobrigitte says:

    Me? Skyping a friend to reinforce her decision to lose a free-loader and dip-stick…..

    To:
    Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of global warming alarmism had sensationally failed in his exasperating three-year bid to sue skeptic Canadian climatologist, Tim Ball.
    Interesting. Once we ACCEPT that our planet wobbles + our sun does what it did since it came to existence and therefore occasionally (meaning EVERY OCCASION) shifts the climate of this planet, we can start losing the man-made-climate-change-alarmists and go forward to adjust to to living in a world that was never “SAFE” from it’s start.
    As my youngest always says: “DEAL WITH IT”.

  6. harleyrider1978 says:

    I went to a whorehouse to celebrate Franks birthday…………..wife caught me! Now Im hog tied to the chair typing with my broken nose!

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Fox News says feminism is ‘feminizing’ American men

      January 21, 2014|By Rex W. Huppke

      Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck

      Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Bobby Bank, WireImage)

      There has been a significant development in the ongoing persecution of men in America, and as a leading voice in the man-newsosphere, I feel obliged to weigh in.

      Australian author and uber-manly manly-man Nick Adams was on Fox News recently saying that the very fabric of our society is in danger because women are no longer allowing men to be men: “It emerges from this mindset that a lot of women have unfortunately bought in to, this destructive idea that men prevent them from being able to achieve their goals. From the left, from the politically correct, we have all these attacks on men. It’s a very hard time to be a man in today’s society
      http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-21/news/ct-talk-huppke-feminism-20140121_1_u-s-census-bureau-fox-news-feminine-men

      • beobrigitte says:

        Fox News says feminism is ‘feminizing’ American men

        JEEEEZ!!!! Whingeing is back in fashion? WHAT woman wants a whiner, whinger and scared male as a partner?

        Giz a break from these idiots!

    • beobrigitte says:

      Well Harley, at least your wife knows to use her fife fingered argument properly!!!
      :)

  7. Tony says:

    I hope Mark Steyn succeeds, though Mann will have backers with very deep pockets.

    I wonder whether this lawsuit is the result of hasty adoption of the tobacco template for global warming without the prior elimination of opposition forces e.g. the MSA, advertising bans, poisoning of the public mind etc.

    If the worst comes to the worst for Mann, I suspect the warmists will just let him take a fall and then continue as if nothing has happened.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      If their leadman goes down its pretty well curtains anyway for the whole agenda………..Like its already a dead issue.

  8. harleyrider1978 says:

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/02/22/michael-manns-legal-case-caught-in-a-quote-fabrication-fib/

    the Hiatus

    Andrew Revkin Loses The Plot, Episode XXXVIII →

    Michael Mann’s legal case caught in a quote fabrication fib

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by Anthony Watts

    UPDATE: it seems the language was lifted from a “Skeptical Science” web page, see below.

    Steve McIntyre had a busy day yesterday. While yesterday there was an incorrect story called “Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse“ being pushed by John O’Sullivan at Principia Scientific International (aka PSI and The Slayers) claiming Dr. Tim Ball had defeated Mann’s lawsuit, Ball confirms through communications with McIntyre yesterday that while stalled, Mann’s lawsuit is still very much on. Also, for those who don’t know, we’ve heard that Dr. Mann’s legal bills are being paid by the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, where we’ve been told there are some deep green pockets contributing, so he isn’t facing bankruptcy, at least not yet.

    I find the name a bit of a misnomer, since AFAIK, no climate skeptic scientists are suing alarmist climate scientists, We have only Dr. Mann’s and Dr. Weaver’s lawsuit (also against Tim Ball). Perhaps it should be named the Climate Science Legal Offense Fund.

    In a parallel Mann legal arena, Steve McIntyre now shows that in his legal reply to the NRO/Steyn lawsuit, Dr. Mann or his attorneys altered a quote from the Muir Russell inquiry that didn’t exist. Add this to the fake “Nobel Laureate” claim in Mann’s original lawsuit (a claim which he removed without notice), and a pattern begins to emerge that might not be looked on too kindly by a presiding judge.

    He writes:

    In my most recent post, I showed that Mann’s claim to have been “exonerated” by the Oxburgh inquiry had no more validity than Mann’s claim to have won a Nobel prize. In today’s post, I’ll continue my series on the “investigations” by showing that Mann’s claim to have been “exonerated” by the Muir Russell inquiry is equally invalid.

    In their memoranda supporting their original motions to dismiss, both National Review and CEI had observed (correctly) that the Muir Russell panel had limited their findings to “CRU scientists” and contested Mann’s assertion that the Muir Russell panel had made any findings regarding Mann himself, let alone “exonerated” him.

    In Mann’s Reply Memorandum, he vociferously rejected the (correct) assertion that the Muir Russell had not exonerated Mann himself, describing such assertion as merely an attempt to “obfuscate and misrepresent”. Mann supported this bluster with an apparent quotation from the Muir Russell report, but the phrase within the quotation marks does not actually occur within the Muir Russell report. As shown below, Mann and/or his lawyers subtly altered the quotation to more supportive language.

    Full story: http://climateaudit.org/2014/02/21/mann-and-the-muir-russell-inquiry-1/

    Manwhile: Steyn countersues Mann for 10 millon dollars (hilarious reading, highly recommended)

    UPDATE: Shub Niggurath finds the apparent source of the language, he writes:

    The doctored quote in Michael Mann’s legal reply brought to attention by Climateaudit is doing its rounds now.

    Doctored quotes? Guess where my first reaction was to look.

    Sure enough, this is what one finds on Skepticalscience:

    Michael Mann scientists rigor

    See his post here: http://nigguraths.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/the-michael-mann-scientists-rigor-and-honesty-quote/

  9. harleyrider1978 says:

    February 23, 2014 at 12:30 am

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/02/22/michael-manns-legal-case-caught-in-a-quote-fabrication-fib/

    the Hiatus

    Andrew Revkin Loses The Plot, Episode XXXVIII →

    Michael Mann’s legal case caught in a quote fabrication fib

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by Anthony Watts

    UPDATE: it seems the language was lifted from a “Skeptical Science” web page, see below.

    Steve McIntyre had a busy day yesterday. While yesterday there was an incorrect story called “Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse“ being pushed by John O’Sullivan at Principia Scientific International (aka PSI and The Slayers) claiming Dr. Tim Ball had defeated Mann’s lawsuit, Ball confirms through communications with McIntyre yesterday that while stalled, Mann’s lawsuit is still very much on. Also, for those who don’t know, we’ve heard that Dr. Mann’s legal bills are being paid by the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, where we’ve been told there are some deep green pockets contributing, so he isn’t facing bankruptcy, at least not yet.

    I find the name a bit of a misnomer, since AFAIK, no climate skeptic scientists are suing alarmist climate scientists, We have only Dr. Mann’s and Dr. Weaver’s lawsuit (also against Tim Ball). Perhaps it should be named the Climate Science Legal Offense Fund.

    In a parallel Mann legal arena, Steve McIntyre now shows that in his legal reply to the NRO/Steyn lawsuit, Dr. Mann or his attorneys altered a quote from the Muir Russell inquiry that didn’t exist. Add this to the fake “Nobel Laureate” claim in Mann’s original lawsuit (a claim which he removed without notice), and a pattern begins to emerge that might not be looked on too kindly by a presiding judge.

    He writes:

    In my most recent post, I showed that Mann’s claim to have been “exonerated” by the Oxburgh inquiry had no more validity than Mann’s claim to have won a Nobel prize. In today’s post, I’ll continue my series on the “investigations” by showing that Mann’s claim to have been “exonerated” by the Muir Russell inquiry is equally invalid.

    In their memoranda supporting their original motions to dismiss, both National Review and CEI had observed (correctly) that the Muir Russell panel had limited their findings to “CRU scientists” and contested Mann’s assertion that the Muir Russell panel had made any findings regarding Mann himself, let alone “exonerated” him.

    In Mann’s Reply Memorandum, he vociferously rejected the (correct) assertion that the Muir Russell had not exonerated Mann himself, describing such assertion as merely an attempt to “obfuscate and misrepresent”. Mann supported this bluster with an apparent quotation from the Muir Russell report, but the phrase within the quotation marks does not actually occur within the Muir Russell report. As shown below, Mann and/or his lawyers subtly altered the quotation to more supportive language.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Full story: http://climateaudit.org/2014/02/21/mann-and-the-muir-russell-inquiry-1/

      Manwhile: Steyn countersues Mann for 10 millon dollars (hilarious reading, highly recommended)

      UPDATE: Shub Niggurath finds the apparent source of the language, he writes:

      The doctored quote in Michael Mann’s legal reply brought to attention by Climateaudit is doing its rounds now.

      Doctored quotes? Guess where my first reaction was to look.

      Sure enough, this is what one finds on Skepticalscience:

      Michael Mann scientists rigor

      See his post here: http://nigguraths.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/the-michael-mann-scientists-rigor-and-honesty-quote/

      • beobrigitte says:

        In July 2010, the University of East Anglia published the Independent Climate Change Email Review report. They examined the emails to assess whether manipulation or suppression of data occurred and concluded that “The scientists’ rigor and honesty are not in doubt”. (emphasis added)

        How oddly coincidental. The exact same wording seen in Michael Mann’s 2013 legal memorandum —

        So, in 2013 Michael Mann could not find anything more recent with respect to this “isssue”? 3 years = a lifetime; there was suppression of data and the “scientists’ rigor and honesty are still (in 2014) being questioned….

  10. harleyrider1978 says:

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/arnold-ahlert/progressive-insanity-and-the-global-warming-cult/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FrontpageMag+%28FrontPage+Magazine+%C2%BB+FrontPage%29

    Progressive Insanity and the Global Warming Cult

    Progressives will do virtually anything to advance their agenda. In the arena of global warming, they have resorted to hysteria and angry denunciation of those who dare to question their infallible “wisdom.” And as it is with every aspect of their agenda, such wisdom must be imposed at the expense of liberty.

    Leading the charge is Secretary of State John Kerry, who epitomized the above approach in a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials in Jakarta, Indonesia. First he laced into one the left’s favorite punching bags, namely the coal and oil industries he accused of “hijacking” the conversation. ”We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” he declared. ”Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits. The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand. We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”

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