Friday, May 10, 2013

The Mann Chronicles: Accidentally on Purpose

Dear Readers,
For those who have been reading Paradigms and Demographics you are aware that I have tried to follow the lawsuits Michael Mann instituted against Dr. Tim Ball in Canada and Mark Steyn here in the U.S.  It hasn't been easy since it appears that Mann hasn't been turning over documents the court in Canada has demanded, and I must assume the same is true here.  I really am amazed at this whole lawsuit tactic by Mann.  Now he is now facing the 'inevitability factor; when reality reaches its zenith'. 
Lawsuits are a two way street.  The inevitable reality in lawsuits is that you must face discovery and turn everything over to the other party….stuff they may not have…..and you may not wish them to have…..like the stuff Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli demanded but was rebuffed by the courts.  Well, this will now change. 
I haven’t seen anything on the Ball suit in months, but there will be a day "when reality reaches its zenith', and Mann will have to turn all his “dirty laundry” (his phrase) to either the Canadian courts or the U.S. courts.   On that day he will either be totally vindicated or drug down into the pit….taking all his cohorts with him.
I am looking forward to that day!
As for today….here is a series of links dealing with the Steyn suit and Mann’s pathetic attempt at sympathy. 

Accidentally on Purpose

By  Mark Steyn
National Review and I have a court date next month for Big Climate honcho Michael Mann’s defamation suit against us for hooting at his hockey stick. I gather that, in America, the crucial point of law is that it’s very difficult to defame a public figure, as Jerry Falwell and many others have discovered. So I was interested to note this recent verbal tic from Dr. Mann. From the May 8th Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia:
He’s right! I had no idea how often he does characterize himself as a reluctant and accidental public figure. Here he is on May 1st at the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association:
And here’s the press release for his April 22nd speech at Dickinson College:...
March 28th at the College of Wooster:...
And the day before in The Scientist:...
And in the March edition of The Yale Alumni Magazine:...
………what a shrinking violet he is, or volunteered quite so often to announce he’s an “involuntary public figure — in the same way that he volunteered to make himself a Nobel Laureate, which also turned out to be an unfortunate accident.
Steve Milloy is tracking Dr. Mann’s voluntary involunteering here. Meanwhile, if you’d like to chip in to our legal defense fund, feel free. There’s already a bunch of other donors — you know how people like to gather at the scene of an accident….To Read More….

Editor's Note:  I have linked Steve's choices below for easy reference.  RK

JunkScience.com has exposed Michael Mann’s creepy effort to recast himself as an “involuntary public figure” for purposes of his defamation lawsuit against Mark Steyn, National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
JunkScience.com has exposed Michael Mann’s creepy effort to recast himself as an “involuntary public figure” for purposes of his defamation lawsuit against Mark Steyn, National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
JunkScience.com has exposed Michael Mann’s creepy effort to recast himself as an “involuntary public figure” for purposes of his defamation lawsuit against Mark Steyn, National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Michael Mann continues trying to manipulate the outcome of his defamation lawsuit by pretending to be something that he is not.
JunkScience.com has exposed Michael Mann’s creepy effort to recast himself as an “involuntary public figure” for purposes of his defamation lawsuit against Mark Steyn, National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
He also claims to be a victim of McCarthyism…

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