Congratulations, Penn State!
Oct 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Here's the full-page ad National Review took out in today's edition (page seven) of the Penn State student newspaper, The Collegian.
More on America's most relentlessly self-promoting Nobel laureate from the Prussian:
2. The phrase "Nobel prize recipient" is quite deceitful. Most people when they hear "Nobel Prize winner" are quite impressed, for good reason. This is the pantheon of Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg etc. However, this line refers to the Nobel peace prize, and the peace prize is a joke, and a sick joke at that. This prize goes to people who have done nothing, like Gore and Obama, and utter crooks like Arafat and Kissinger. If Mann was as important as he thinks himself to be, that prize would be in a real subject, like physics.
3. The final and most important problem with Mann's comment is that it's a lie. He is not a Nobel prize winner. He was never awarded the peace prize. So saith the Nobel prize committee. He received a "certificate of recognition" when the IPCC, a group of 2000 people, was awarded this mickey-mouse badge, and that certificate comes from the IPCC, not from the Nobel committee. To say you have been awarded the Nobel prize when you have not, is not a difference of opinion, it is not a misunderstanding, it is a naked lie...
Mark the effect. In a legal complaint alleging defamation, Mann has lied. He complains that his reputation is being attacked, and has provided evidence that that reputation is at least partly fraudulent. If he doesn't get that his case is now dead then he's deluded. Because now the charge of fraud is accurate.
The Prussian is, in fact, a believer in anthropogenic global warming and, therefore, on the same side as Dr Mann in the climate-change argument. But he went to the Nobel doctor's Facebook page and "tried to warn him that he might be surprised to see how fierce Steyn can fight in the legal arena". He was immediately deleted, banned, and blocked - and he's a supporter of Michael Mann's. Because not even the mildest caution can be allowed to pierce Dr Mann's cocoon:
As James M Taylor puts it:
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