Politico tries making JunkScience sound hypocritical.
Here’s our comment on the distinction which Politico sort of mentions but ignores:
1. The Virginia AG demand for Mann’s communications was based on legitimate concern (in the wake of Climategate) about the credibility of Mann’s taxpayer-funded research.
2. The Rep. Grijalva/Sen. Ed Markey demand for records on Soon and other skeptics is an effort to embarrass Soon, other skeptics and their institutions over the private funding of their research – not the credibility of the research itself.