Friday, February 10, 2017

The Bates Story is Dead

Snuffed out, impressively, in record time.

Bates told the AP, three days ago:
However Bates, who acknowledges that Earth is warming from man-made carbon dioxide emissions, said in the interview that there was "no data tampering, no data changing, nothing malicious."

"It's really a story of not disclosing what you did," Bates said in the interview. "It's not trumped up data in any way shape or form."


Thomas said...

Dead? I can assure you that you will keep hearing about it. The pepole who believed the initial accusation won't be deterred this easily.

Layzej said...

Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”... but possibly Wikipedia is being manipulated by the same space aliens that the Mail seeks to expose...

The non-tabloid media generally ignored the story as fake news, those that reported at all did so only to point out that it's false.

The house "science" committee swallowed it hook line and sinker. Americans ought to be embarrassed. These are your elected officials so this is on you.

All in all though I'd say people are not nearly as credulous as they were 10 years ago.

David Appell said...

Makes me wonder how McIntyre & McKitrick's challenge to the hockey stick would have been handled in today's social media environment and with today's blogs & newspaper coverage by places like The Guardian.