A climate change scientist’s defamation suit against National Review writer and frequent Rush Limbaugh fill-in Mark Steyn will proceed, a judge decided earlier this week, ruling against the magazine’s attempt to dismiss the case.
The case stems from Mr. Steyn’s written reference to Michael Mann’s climate change data as fraudulent, according to news website Raw Story.
Mr. Simberg called Mr. Mann “the Jerry Sandusky of climate science, except that instead of molesting children, he has molested and tortured data.”
At the time of the suit, several months ago, National Review editor Rich Lowry didn’t appear too worried.
“My advice to poor Michael is to go away and bother someone else,” Mr. Lowry said, Raw Story reported. “If he doesn’t have the good sense to do that, we look forward to teaching him a thing or two about the law and about how free debate works in a free country.”
Mr. Steyn is representing himself after firing the magazine’s legal team over a dispute related to how the judge was handling the case.