On September 8, 2023 at 2:57 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Great to have you in the hot seat and I hope this finds you and the redoubtable niche Canadian well.
As Mark's audience is growing all the time, it may be helpful to summarise the ABCs of the Michael Mann and OfCom cases for the benefit of the newbies.
No question as such from me this week beyond when you expect the OfCom cases to be heard. I'd love to be a fly on the wall for those.
Keep well Melissa.
All the best,
On September 8, 2023 at 2:58 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Melissa, welcome to the helm of the Q&A. I look forward to an American finally taking the helm from those loyalists up north.
When Mann filed his lawsuit, I was a young man with an optimistic view of the future. Now, I'm a middle aged man with a weight problem and insulin resistance as Mark (finally?) goes to trial.
I was wondering what your thoughts were on the former co-defendant National Review's strategy on the case. At the beginning, Rich Lowry made a big deal on how this was how National Review was going to lead the charge for free speech and use civil discovery to prove Mann's fraudulent research only to add years onto the litigation with failed anti-SLAPP challenges while weaseling out of the lawsuit by saying Mark was an independent contractor rather than an employee of National Review at the time. How much did National Review contribute to Mark's legal expenses by needlessly prolonging the litigation and buying Mann more time?
On September 8, 2023 at 2:58 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
I hope this question isn't too "inside baseball" for you, but I was wondering whether the Mann vs Simberg case affects Mark at all. If I recall correctly one of the two got into trouble with the Nobel Laureate for accurately quoting the other, but I can't remember who quoted whom. It's all reminiscent of when Mark was charged in Canada for accurately quoting a Norwegian imam.
On September 8, 2023 at 2:59 pm, Garth VanSickle wrote:
Melissa, I am looking forward to your Clubland Q&A today. It is time for you to get out from behind the curtain and shine. Good luck telling Mr. Mann where he can shove his hockey stick.
On September 8, 2023 at 2:59 pm, Xavier in Ohio wrote:
Hello Melissa. I've been looking forward to the trial for over a decade, as I'm sure you and Mark both have also. How has the legal strategy or list of witnesses changed from what it will be in September/October 2023 versus what it would have been in late 2012/early 2013, if the American legal system had its act together?
Please do share some fun stories from the Katz cases also. Thanks and good luck in the upcoming weeks.
On September 8, 2023 at 2:59 pm, JJ wrote:
Will Michael Mann and Lord Grade get their chance in the Cary Katz pussy hat as this case proceeds? Unsure if it's protocol for all those embroiled in Steynian litigation.
On September 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm, John Cameron wrote:
The mann hockey stick was scientific fact beyond doubt by any
On September 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm, John Cameron wrote:
Until it wasn't.
On September 8, 2023 at 3:01 pm, John Cameron wrote:
Id Just like to say a grateful thank you to you Melissa and and Andrew and Laura and everyone else behind the scenes of mark steyn online, you are all doing fantastic work! Keep it up!
On September 8, 2023 at 3:09 pm, Art from the Mark Steyn Show wrote:
We are having technical difficulties and are working on it, please be patient.
On September 8, 2023 at 3:14 pm, Art from the Mark Steyn Show wrote:
The Clubland Q&A has been postponed until 4 p.m.
On September 8, 2023 at 3:55 pm, Jamie wrote:
Welcome to the hot seat, Melissa! Am I recalling correctly that you had some sort of rude nickname given by the CRTV folks back in the day?
On September 8, 2023 at 3:56 pm, Tim Boggs aka Midwestern Tim wrote:
What is the chance Mann pays up when Steyn wins? Is there no way to hold Mann accountable even after repeated losses in court???
On September 8, 2023 at 3:57 pm, Wayne Cunnington wrote:
Don't the various legal systems work in strange & mysterious ways around the world. I seriously hope you all have better luck fighting this latest round of Mann's case, and without the need for removing or delaying awarded costs back to you guys as with previous "bouts" as you've clearly won without blood even being spilled.
Hopefully Mark will be back on our screens soon once the legal wrangles in D.C. & the High Court here have been ironed out.
On September 8, 2023 at 3:57 pm, The Notorious Mr. J wrote:
Mention of Mann inspires me to give commentary and pose questions. But beware, this is a helping of black pills.
Don't you think that we're ruled by zealots and idiots? The Green Cult that has the seats of power in its thrall is pushing for the fantasy of "Net Zero" in a decade or two without any rational plan to do so. Replace the internal combustion engine...with what? If it's to be electric vehicles the grid isn't remotely adequate to handle the recharge. And even if one can miraculously and quicktime build it up, what do you power it with, feeble wind and solar power? And there is that issue of possibly not having enough minable Lithium in the World for all the batteries needed for both the cars and the Green as Green power installations. Folks just aren't thinking things through.
Now I must come to the long term black pill. Sure, it's possible that the Climate's sensitivity to CO2 has been exaggerated in environmentalist circles, and that all we're going to get is what has jokingly been referred to as a "luke warming". All is righty-right? Well, maybe no. The elephant-in-the-room fact is that Civilization is deeply and even dangerously dependent on finite Fossil Fuels with no other reasonable alternative in sight. Nuclear Power works to a point, but still seems kind of clunky and expensive (And please, I am referring to Fission power. Nuclear Fusion power has turned out to be a long running and unworkable joke, with no relief in sight for that). Speaking of jokes, there is the howler of them all called Green Renewable Energy. Any sober analysis of that comes to the conclusion that it is hopelessly feeble and inadequate to the task. Check out the Michael Moore produced film Planet of the Humans for a good review of that topic. Will energy famine be our Future? We could use a Deus Ex Machina about now.
On September 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Have you considered using your eleven year legal ordeal and the UN's Climate Hockey Stick Graph as prima facie (Latin term to make me seem smarter than I am) evidence for your case. In 2023 we have been in the hyperbolic phase of the temperature rise for 25 years and the world is supposed to be 6 C (11 F) warmer than is was in 1940.
Other witnesses to consider:
In 2009 Al Gore predicted the North Pole would be ice free by 2013.
Also in 2009, then Prince Charles said we only had 96 months to live.
In 2018 Saint Greta said we would all be dead by 2023 (to be fair the year is not over.)
On September 8, 2023 at 4:03 pm, Barbara Yunker wrote:
Has Mark ever received a dime from winning these heroic lawsuits? I recall that he prevailed against a billionaire, but the awarded damages were in name only. What is the legal remedy for obtaining actual money, if the opponent refuses to pay?
Thank you for all you do!
On September 8, 2023 at 4:04 pm, Carla wrote:
Good morning Melissa. I'm just curious how you have the bandwidth to deal with two cases in two jurisdictions, when even one would just tax me to no end.
On September 8, 2023 at 4:04 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
If Mark wins the first Ofcom case, does the second case become moot or will Mark be forced to prove twice that Ofcom has overstepped its authority?
On September 8, 2023 at 4:04 pm, Paul wrote:
Stereotypical American here, so forgive me if I'm misrepresenting the world outside the US of A. But my understanding is that the UK doesn't have a constitution, let alone one that enshrines freedom of speech in the way ours does. With that said, what's the basis of the Ofcom suit? Is it on free speech grounds or something else? (And if the former, are you optimistic it will succeed?)
On September 8, 2023 at 4:06 pm, Bill Dekker wrote:
Thank you for being today's guest host. It's nice to have the world's sinister shadowy characters behind the scenes being pointed out by the Mark Steyn Club's own sinister shadowy character behind the scenes.
I'm very appreciative of what Mark, yourself, and others are doing through the legal system to preserve and restore free speech. Mark often suggests like minded club members become involved locally on school boards and such in order to help influence the direction of our schools locally. Is there an equivalent way to become involved locally in the legal system and influence that institution?
On September 8, 2023 at 4:07 pm, Josh Passell wrote:
The Mark Steyn Live Q&A begins right now!
Hi Melissa! Thanks for stepping in.
Did Cary Katz ever cut the $1 million check? And didn't he call you a bad name? Tell all!
On September 8, 2023 at 4:17 pm, David Kelley-Wood wrote:
Perhaps the program's technical difficulties can be attributed to climate change. Could be the basis for a chapter in a best-selling book. The hockey stick angle has already been used, so maybe the Racquetball Racket?
On September 8, 2023 at 4:17 pm, Dale Owens wrote:
Nice that you are fronting the show. The power behind the throne finally reveals herself......
Dale, a Welshman living near Milan, Italy - not very far from where Mark is hold up.
On September 8, 2023 at 4:33 pm, Wayne Cunnington wrote:
Is there an update to the Ofcom battles at the High Court Melissa? It's lovely to hear your voice again. I know you guys have more than enough with what's happening in D.C. though
On September 8, 2023 at 4:39 pm, Ken B. wrote:
There was a comment recently about the next cruise being a Caribbean cruise this winter but I haven't seen anything else about that. Can you give us more info on that?
On September 8, 2023 at 4:43 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Good Afternoon Melissa,
Arson allegations seem to mentioned in passing then waft away with time in "Wild" fire cases from the Canadian fires that polluted NY state and other regions of the U.S. to the fires in Australia 2019-20, and others deemed examples or symptoms of global warming.
These fires become politically convenient for the Climate Change Lobby. Now we have the Maui tragedy, and few answers from Authorities but the same Climate Change insinuations. I believe the Climate Change threat is from Climate Change proponents.
While I'm on the subject of conspiracy theories, I believe Mass Shootings in the United States are perpetrated by the Gun Control Lobby.
Also, I believe that the Afghanistan Withdrawal, the manipulated rise of energy costs and gas prices, the end of the sovereignty of U.S. borders in defense of Ukraine's borders to the risk of World War is all evidence that the Democrat Party does not rely on the legal votes of legal U.S. citizens to win elections.
On September 8, 2023 at 4:44 pm, Matt from Upstate NY wrote:
Welcome to the hot seat! Have you watched Tucker's interview of Larry Sinclair? While it wouldn't surprise me that Obama had sex with the guy, at the same time my Spidey sense is alert wondering what we are being distracted from. First the letter he wrote about fantasizing about gay sex is released, now this old story resurfaces. Timing is everything.
On September 8, 2023 at 4:44 pm, Martin wrote:
Not sure if you heard about the attack in Melbourne when a man ran down some pedestrians and rammed two cars. It seems to fit a pattern seen throughout much of the world in recent years. No word on the identity of the shooter yet but I am suspicious as he is undergoing a "mental health assessment" and was known for "mental health interactions," which often is code for nothing to see here. Any thoughts on this latest attack?
On September 8, 2023 at 4:50 pm, George Pereira wrote:
What continues to drive me to distraction is the complete lack of "anything normal" to common sense.
Tree Rings are an indication of water, always was, always will be, yet keep bringing that up and many want to desperately change the subject.
I bring up the printed information on a box of masks (Not for medical use) and I get the wide eyed, terrified look.
I bring up Josef Mengele's blood soaked and murderous history ('ve brought up in the past how this monster kidnapped 50 aids infected infants hint - they all died horribly and in great and awful pain) and people dismiss all of his history as irrelevant.
When I bring up the fact that no one who has refused to get the jab has ever regretted it results in a firestorm of hate.
How do you live in such a stupid and hate filled world without becoming stupid and hate filled yourself?
Stay safe. stay free. Ofcom delendum est !
On September 8, 2023 at 4:50 pm, Robert Bridges wrote:
Exactly who is or are behind the curtain as the West enters a new Olympic sport... synchronized authoritarian collapse? Is this just group think or are there real masterminds? The statement that one can make a lot of money at the beginning and end of a country...has this blossomed into beginning and end of a civilization.... who would be stupid enough to command their own demise? Is there a Shangri-La for Steyn Club members?
On September 8, 2023 at 4:51 pm, John Cameron wrote:
The process is the punishment, even for the judge!
On September 8, 2023 at 4:51 pm, John Cameron wrote:
Mann might aswell claim he was a Grammy and an Oscar at this point lol
On September 8, 2023 at 4:51 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
You should know that you have to include the Time Zone -- in painstaking detail!
On September 8, 2023 at 4:51 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Hopefully you're staying healthy Mark. What's your opinion of Ramaswamy. He seems to be talking about some of the things that matter.
On September 8, 2023 at 5:07 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Thank you for the great show, Melissa. Love your outro.