So a scientist agrees to fly halfway across the country to be interviewed for Stossel's show, and Stossel calls him boring to his face. Nice.
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:50:49 -0500
From: John Christy <...>
To: "Michael E. Mann" <...>
Subject: Re: IPCC
Here's what happened. ABC News 20/20 with Stossel wanted me to be part of a segment that will air at the end of June on the climate change. Four of us were taped for almost 2 hours, and from this they will select about 8 minutes, so I doubt my remarks will make the show. When Stossel came back in after all was said and done, he said to me that I might be a good scientist but I didn't have the emotion and passion necessary to excite the audience. In one way, that is a compliment I suppose....
Good to hear from you.
At least he was clear about his priorities. (As if you really were.)