Michael Mann’s latest bogus claim

Michael Mann, the Father of the Hockey Stick graph — you know, the one where they had to “hide the decline” — seems to have a predilection for making implausible claims. Mann has sued the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Mark Steyn for libel, under the legal theory that he should not be subject to “public figure” rules, because he was “an involuntary public figure.” He explains the tragedy of his becoming a “target” in an essay published in The Scientist.