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Monckton vs Scott Mandia

[Via Deltoid]

Christopher Monckton is now threatening to sue Scott Mandia as well:

I also note that you have publicly accused me of “fraud”, and have widely circulated that accusation on the internet, and have expressed the intention to invite the mass media to repeat it. Since this is a serious charge, do you have any evidence to back it up, or should I add your name to that of Professor Abraham in the libel case that will be filed shortly?

Gareth Renowden responds with:

On the evidence, it is clear that Monckton is a shameless humbug, a proven liar and a hypocrite, who intentionally misrepresents the facts of climate science in order to mislead his audience. The real mystery is why this isn’t obvious to important sections of the US body politic.

Barry Bickmore has added Monckton’s latest threat to Monkton’s extensive rap sheet.


Monckton is a fraud
[Via Hot Topic]

Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, pompous peer of a parish in Kent, not content with threatening legal action against US scientist John Abraham (who had the temerity to point out the huge number of errors and misrepresentations in a talk he gave: see Support John Abraham, now 1050+ comments), has now threatened action for libel against Professor Scott Mandia. Mandia wrote a blog post in support of Abraham, inviting members of the media to consider if Monckton were a fraud — which drew a spiteful little email from Tannochbrae…


Supporting a false reality requires tireless work by those providing the misleading data needed. Continuing to speak of things that have been shown to be incorrect is a hallmark of those doing the spreading.

They rely on the confirmation bias of their followers, who will forget anything contradictory and only remember the misleading statements that support the Cargo Cult World.Here is a nice example, as Hot Topic easily demonstrates.

Why would anyone uncritically believe someone who has been shown to make inaccurate statements in the past? When they need their false views of the world supported, even by untruths.