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Climate researcher’s defamation suit about insulting columns is on

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Freddie Gagne
Dec 30, 2016 17:00
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Enlarge / Mike Mann of Penn State poses for a selfie with a fan.Andrew Read/Penn State

For a couple of columnists at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the , Mann had to be wrong.

Thus, if an investigation cleared him, it couldn't have been a thorough investigation.

This sets the backdrop for their columns, which made comparisons between the investigations of Mann and those of another employee of Penn State—Jerry Sandusky, a former coach who was convicted of molesting members of the school's football program.

In colorful language, they called the investigation of Mann a whitewash, and accused him of "molesting" data.

Mann demanded the columns be removed or he'd sue, and followed through on this threat.

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Freddie Gagne
Dec 30, 2016 17:00
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