Christopher Monckton of Brenchley has written a gushing tribute to the anti-science, scientist-bashing blogger Anthony Watts for WUWT getting 150,000,000
slaps hits. Would that be 10,000,000 from people and 140,000,000 hits from bots or something like that? I've added examples to illustrate the points he is making. Monckton's points are in italics:
Here are some examples of hard-headed assessments rather than fanciful predictions - courtesy of WUWT. First from Monckton himself writing about global warming - from less than a month ago, saying that the surface temperature has not risen for 18 years (he's also said it hasn't risen for "approaching two decades").
For more WUWT "hard-hitting assessments and non-fanciful predictions" see the HotWhopper blog archive. Or see a selection of them here.
Prejudices are quaveringly intense
Lots of space to protesting science
Monckton: It does not take sides. It displays a genuine interest in all sides of the debate, and allows them space. They don’t do that.
Refusing to publish critical comments
Monckton: It does not, as they do, sullenly refuse to post every comment that is critical of it. It allows both sides to be fairly heard.
In regard to the topic of the censored comment, here is what really happened, as opposed to the WUWT version. (re Reginald Perrin's comment below.)
Definition of a "troll"
Monckton: It is tolerant of all but the most persistent and malicious trolls.
Monckton: It is transparently, persistently, meticulously honest. Mistakes are admitted and corrected swiftly.
Quantity not quality (or accuracy)
Monckton: It is up to date. It posts more items daily than some of them post in a month.
On the topic of disinformation
Monckton: It is on topic. Occasional departures are allowed, when something catches Anthony’s ever-interested eye, or when Willis is in story-telling mode, but otherwise you know what you are going to get.
|The art of disinformation|
Pinocchio by André Koehne
Open a restaurant
I advise you to take particular note of the last point. If you were thinking of going into the business of anti-science thuggery, consider setting up a restaurant instead. Most especially if you can find a restaurant where you don't have to do any "hard work" and don't "have to be there just about every day" or concern yourself with food "content or quality".
Maybe a restaurant that specialises in fruit cake?
H/T to Reginald Perrin for alerting me to Monckton's latest