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In heated war of words,
my money is on Mark Steyn

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 8/17/2014 9:42:01 AM

Conservative readers question me on a regular basis about why the Daily Inter Lake publishes the somewhat confrontational column by liberal Gene Lyons every week. The straightforward answer is because liberals exist and therefore they need a column to read. Far be it from me to shut down the free exchange of ideas.(SNIP)What brings me out of the closet as a Lyons reader, however, is last Thursday’s column in which he bravely but foolishly defended the bedraggled climate scientist Michael Mann from the ripostes of Mark Steyn, perhaps the most capably armed social critic since Edmund Wilson.According to Lyons, Steyn

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/17/2014 10:06:55 AM     (No. 9969004)

Discovery alone would show pursuing the lawsuit as fraudulent as the original hockey stick

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BillW., 8/17/2014 10:07:30 AM     (No. 9969005)

FTA: Steyn’s apparent offense is that he dared to challenge the scientific orthodoxy on climate change, and he did it most colorfully. This is somewhat ironic since Lyons is himself noted for his acerbic barbs, aimed mostly at poor country bumpkins and rich Republicans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 8/17/2014 10:54:30 AM     (No. 9969050)

Thanks for the warning. If I come across a Lyons piece I´ll know to avoid it. Steyn is a shining star.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 8/17/2014 11:02:49 AM     (No. 9969057)

I get "subscription required".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/17/2014 11:09:38 AM     (No. 9969063)

If Michael "Piltdown" Mann is a "scientist" - - then so is Bernie Madoff.

Two scammers in a pea pod.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 8/17/2014 11:16:15 AM     (No. 9969068)

Tried again, since others seemed to be getting it, now no problem with subscription required.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: papasparky, 8/17/2014 11:16:46 AM     (No. 9969069)

Gene Lyons is still scribbling on paper?

Nice to hear that -- I guess? . . . I thought he had lost the lead in his pencil.

Back when Real Journalism and John Robert Starr were alive in Arkansas, I used to take a shot at him myself in letters to the editor in the Little Rock newspaper.

"JR" used to KO Lyons in the first round using only monosyllabic words in short jabs -- ah, how I miss those good old days!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 8/17/2014 11:16:54 AM     (No. 9969070)

My only question is whether Steyn will represent himself in court. I doubt there is any attorney who could do better at attacking a bunch of liberal "witnesses" (I´m avoiding the use of the word "liars") than Steyn.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 8/17/2014 11:46:14 AM     (No. 9969102)

This is a really excellent column by Miele. Recommend for MUST READ status. Wide dissemination of this article would put a lot of "warmists" through some actual thought and research to find the truth about the lies they have swallowed.

...Mr. Steyn is an unabashed advocate of free speech. Not surprisingly he has therefore been the frequent target of those people...who aim to shut down free speech. In Canada, Steyn was the victim of that country’s “hate speech” law, which attempts to prevent him or anyone else from accurately describing the beliefs of the Muslim religion because it might “incite hatred” against Muslims. Steyn prevailed in that prolonged persecution, but now he is the target of Michael Mann’s petulant lawsuit.

Do you believe that Canadians cannot describe the religious tenets of Muslims under a "hate speech" act? Take a lesson: Americans will soon be forbidden to speak against AGW under similar laws.

But if Steyn is actually permitted to present his case against Mann, a lot of sprout-people are going to be crying in their organic kale and fennel salads.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/17/2014 12:10:34 PM     (No. 9969135)

Made my Sunday morning: Miele writing about Steyn. I am so looking forward to the main event: Steyn vs Mann. And in this corner.... I hope Mark holds that feeble creep Mann up for the full 15 rounds, so he can thrash him properly.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/17/2014 1:06:47 PM     (No. 9969231)

I hope Steyn files a counter suit against Mann and wins everything Mann´s ill gotten gains from his global warming scams.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 8/17/2014 2:08:49 PM     (No. 9969302)

Nice of Mr Lyin´ to participate in the great leftard smear campaign.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: web, 8/17/2014 2:11:47 PM     (No. 9969308)

Yes, liberals exist, but they don´t need a column to read. They don´t have any real ideas that can be defended. All their so-called ideas and "facts", like Mann´s Hockey Stick or his "Nobel Prize", have no basis in reality, and are easily refuted by facts, evidence, and history. They should just stick to reading the funny papers

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Reply 14 - Posted by: web, 8/17/2014 2:16:35 PM     (No. 9969317)

If I may post again, you get "subscription required" because you have read more than 5 articles in 30 days. Clear the browser "cache" (your history - cookies) and restart the browser, go to the site, and it should work.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 8/17/2014 4:07:14 PM     (No. 9969422)

I don´t know which person has made me more ashamed of my alma mater, Mann or Sandusky. Sandusky ruined many lives but Mann and his cronies have ruined quite a few more. In a different way of course but the harm is still there.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/18/2014 8:08:52 AM     (No. 9970064)

Discovery? Hardly. I´m betting Mann will use the IRS excuse that his hard drive failed and nothing was recoverable.

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