“McIntyre Accused” Meme – Watch It Grow

Over at WUWT, there’s a new post up about a Queensland U prof who has accused McIntyre of either directly or indirectly being responsible for the CRU hack.

The original article is by none other than Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun.

Here’s an excerpt from WUWT:

Somebody needs to educate Quiggin on the CRU ftp security blunder that was “the mole”. He doesn’t get it, and then proceeds to use that as “evidence” against McIntyre. It’s comical.

Here’s Professor Quiggin’s page at the University of Queensland:

Needless to say that there are already 325+ comments on the post.

Here’s a few excerpts:

Jim has this bit of reasoned commentary:

Does it strike anyone else that Professor John Quiggin’s photo above looks like an inmate or PD dept. intake photo? Something The Smoking Gun or TMZ would have on their websites?

Is Professor John Quiggin projecting?

Kay has a sense of perspective:

Wow. That just blows my mind. Do climate scientists have ANY sense of ethics whatsoever?

SouthAmericanGirls points the finger:

It is more obvious than ever that Big Academia, Big Media and Big Bureaucracy is a gigantic machinery for promoting more opressive power for politicians & bureaucrats based on theories that are garbage or downright fraud. I do not mean that all Academia, Media and Bureaucracy are so, I say many of them perpetually promote giving even more opressive power to politicians and bureaucrats; making gargantuan amounts of money through political opression is maybe the oldest profession, having an insane lust for getting opressive power over people is one of the oldest and most destructive passions so if you want opressive power you speack about it in the press or you promote papers according to your point in Academia.

There’s much more where that came from but I’ll leave it to you to read it yourself.

Alreayd there’s 7,280 references to “McIntyre accused” on the web. And apparently, the prof’s webpage is down due to the traffic.



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15 Responses to ““McIntyre Accused” Meme – Watch It Grow”

  1. Has either McIntyre or McKitrick actually said they had nothing at all to do with the CRU hack? I would go to CA, but it makes me ill.

    An intriguing fact (coincidence?) is that forensic analysis of the logs shows that the files were stolen at a time coinciding with the time zone on the eastern seaboard of the USA, which includes southern Ontario, and yes I know that hundreds of millions of people live in that time zone. But it does make one wonder– another vector pointing to CA.

    I doubt their stupidity (M&M) would go that far, but is it not impossible that one of their devout mignons/acolytes may have been involved?

  2. Quiggin isn’t even a climate scientist, he’s a professor of political science and economics, and one of the most cited economists in Australia. Wiki him (where you’ll also see a very different photo from the one Watts posted). His blog: http://johnquiggin.com/

    A straight talker. No wonder Bolt and denialists dislike him so much.

  3. Good comparison photos (to ask you to guess which one Watts used) at WOTSUPWITHTHAT :

    http://wotsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/mcintyre-accused-by-university-of-queensland-prof-of-cru-break-in/

    He also highlights the ‘aid to harassment’ by giving out the bloke’s contact details.

    Watts (and McIntyre) are getting to sound more and more like the sort of deranged ‘populists’ who fire up the crowd, hand round blazing torches and then ask : ‘What shall we do ?’
    The crowd’s response : ‘BURN THE SCIENTISTS !!!’

  4. By the way, this research on newspaper spin is very revealing.
    http://www.crikey.com.au/spinning-the-media/ (click on the headlines)

    The Australian:
    56% of their news is PR driven.
    19.26% of stories consisted of “straight public relations or promotion with no significant extra journalism work”.

    Found by Craig Allen over at Deltoid.

  5. MapleLeaf :
    An intriguing fact (coincidence?) is that forensic analysis of the logs shows that the files were stolen at a time coinciding with the time zone on the eastern seaboard of the USA, which includes southern Ontario

    what??? a time coinciding with the time zone? What does that even mean? This is like a line straight out of the trials scenes in Alice In Wonderland… “off with his head!” 🙂

  6. UAN2001, your post makes no sense. Anyhow, maybe I was not terribly eloquent, so who am I to critique. Read this:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/feb/05/cru-climate-change-hacker

    Where they state:

    “Analysis suggests the hacker was in east coast of America and operated over a number of days, but much remains unknown”.

    UAN2001, McI has much to apologize for (see DeepClimate’s recent expose, for example), don’t try and make him out to sound like a martyr.

  7. Maple Leaf, there’s a big difference between saying “a time coinciding with the time zone” as all times coincide with all time zones in some manner and saying “the hacker was in east coast of America and operated over a number of days…” which relates a person with a location with a timeframe.

    If you ever read Alice, it’s quite nonsensical and in the trial sequences in the last two chapters characters (e.g., the king) say things pretty much like “a time coinciding with a time zone”. And the red queen is always saying “off his head.”

    In fact, Alice is more informative of all that is currently going on around AGW than most of the things I’ve read.

    As for defending or making a martyr out of McI, I really don’t have a dog in that fight and it seems all rather peripheral to much more important things. Chasing after McI or “The Team” is much like going down a rabbit hole. 😉

  8. UAN2001 “And the red queen is always saying “off his head.””

    Isn’t that similar what Rush Limbaugh has demanded recently? Oh right, that is just ‘parody’ (sarc).

    IMO, Quiggin was over the line, and those kinds of assertions have almost exclusively been limited to those in denial about AGW. Maybe Quiggin, who knows this, was having a little ‘fun’ with those is denial and engaging in some parody of his own. Those in denial love to throw stones, but maybe it was time for the shoe to be on the other foot. Anyhow, only Quiggin knows why he said what he did, but it was not completely without basis.

    UAN2001, your analogy with Alice, while entertaining is fantastical. Meantime in the real world,

    http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/

  9. UAN2001 “As for defending or making a martyr out of McI, I really don’t have a dog in that fight and it seems all rather peripheral to much more important things.”

    Why are you here then?

  10. MapleLeaf :
    Why are you here then?

    I come here occasionally to see what shewonk has to say about policy (she is the Policy Lass:). I even get to pick up some interesting websites (like the amsu temps you posted above).

    As for Alice, Wonderland may be fantastical, but the analogies are straightforward, especially when viewing the often bizarro world created inside the beltway by the politicians and pundits on both the left and right. (The book is on my mind as I recently read it with my son prior to seeing the movie.)

  11. UAN2001, OK no worries. Yes, politicians do make life “interesting”– the climate system does not care though, it just responds to drivers, both internal and external. So while we procrastinate, the positive energy imbalance that we have had a hand in creating continues to warm the planet.

    Right, the AIW movie has just (?) out, our little ones are not old enough yet.

  12. MapleLeaf :

    An intriguing fact (coincidence?) is that forensic analysis of the logs shows that the files were stolen at a time coinciding with the time zone on the eastern seaboard of the USA, which includes southern Ontario, and yes I know that hundreds of millions of people live in that time zone. But it does make one wonder– another vector pointing to CA.

    I doubt their stupidity (M&M) would go that far, but is it not impossible that one of their devout mignons/acolytes may have been involved?

    Of course, I thought of that right away. Given McI’s big windup post on the “mole”, I would expect that if he knew, he’d be busting at the seams to reveal it. Who can say who the hacker is? Only time will tell, if at all.

  13. J Bowers :Quiggin isn’t even a climate scientist, he’s a professor of political science and economics, and one of the most cited economists in Australia. Wiki him (where you’ll also see a very different photo from the one Watts posted). His blog: http://johnquiggin.com/
    A straight talker. No wonder Bolt and denialists dislike him so much.

    Hey J B, you’re right mate. I frequent JQ’s blog these days, and I take the time to read Bolt. The contrast is between the two is stark: that of considered, informed opinion versus rabid popularism and intellectual dishonesty. Guess which one is which 🙂

    Mike @ http://watchingthedeniers.wordpress.com/

  14. Were they fair, WUWT&Company and the other deniers would demand an investigation of McIntyre into whether he was complicit, and whether he pushed false charges on scientists — now that the House of Commons report has found no error, no conspiracy, and no wrong-doing on the parts of the e-mail-hacked scientists.

    Of course, neither life, nor climate deniers, have a great familiarity with “fair.”

  15. The meme doesn’t seem to have taken hold. Something wrong in the formulation, maybe?

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