Americans honor the courageous informant, the gutsy citizen who stands against the savagery of the profit-mongering conglomerate. Well, sometimes. It appears, believe it or not, that there are those who aren't religiously tethered to this sacred obligation.More over the weekend on Climategate. Way too much money was being dished out not to be suspect about global warming. Now it seems use skeptics had plenty to be skeptical about.
For now -- because of revelations of the ClimateGate scandal, in which hacked e-mails revealed discussions among top climate scientists about the manipulation of evidence -- Phil Jones, head of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit in Britain, has stepped down from his position. Michael Mann, architect of the famous "hockey stick" graph, is now under investigation by Pennsylvania State University. Similar inquiries should follow.
Friday, December 04, 2009
David Harsanyi: We-Don't-Want-to-Talk-About-It-Gate
Harsanyi writing today,