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"This weekend, conservative media outlets launched an attack on climate scientists with a manufactured scandal. The fake news originated from an accusation made by former NOAA scientist John Bates about a 2015 paper by some of his NOAA colleagues." -- The Guardian

How Bates’ complaints that boiled down to the fact that the paper didn’t have “a disclaimer at the bottom saying that it was citing research, not operational, data for its land-surface temperatures.” went from a whine about proceedure--

To “Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data.” From the Daily Mail.

The Guardian writes: "The story then spread through the international conservative media like a global warming-intensified wildfire - to Breitbart, Fox News, Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, and more. Scott Johnson summed up the fake news story perfectly in an article at Ars Technica:

"At its core, though, it’s not much more substantial than claiming the Apollo 11 astronauts failed to file some paperwork and pretending this casts doubt on the veracity of the Moon landing."
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" Anonymous said...
Most legal pleadings are as dry as sawdust -- not this one.

One of my favorite excerpts (so far):
Rather than defendingthe falsity of their words, because they cannot, Defendantsattemptto hide behind the “opinion defense’’—the last bastion of the apprehended liar.

I suspect that the last time that a plaintiff's legal team had so much fun was Kitzmiller v. Dover.

This definitely rates a solid 4 out of 5 bags of popcorn on the popcorn-o-meter."



Opposition to National Review Motion to Dismiss by EliRabett

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