A recent Tim Lambert post accuses Steve McIntyre
of violating his own comments policy at Climate Audit
. Specifically, Lambert accuses McIntyre of: altering and deleting some of Lambert's dissenting comments; abusing dissenting commenters in general; and groundlessly accusing Lambert of abusive commenting. This is pretty rich coming from Lambert, whose comments policy is strictly ad hoc.
Roughly 24 hours ago I attempted to join the discussion at Lambert's by lodging this comment:
You moderate my comments, sometimes holding them up for hours until the conversation has moved on. You have altered some of my comments, deleted others and refused to post at least one. You have called me a troll and groundlessly accused me of abuse. If McIntyre has done everything you say, how is his comments handling different to yours?
The comment has yet to appear.
This little gem
from Carl Christensen gets Lambert's stamp of approval:
Hans, you, JohnA & the CA cheerleaders are "one-hit wonders." If, at best, M&M "disproved" MBH98, that's about it. Not one friggin' original thought amongst you sheep; just lame pseudo-intellectual statistical masturbation on multi-proxies.
And from which concocted vantage point you baselessly slam EVERY DAMN STUDY relating to anthropogenic global warming that you see in the news or in "Nature." Because, let's face it, your CA gang is the only friends you clowns have, isn't it? It's far more about egos and sad lonely SOB's that couldn't hack it in academia than "climate science."
Hell, one of my comments was deleted and I got banned for calling Lambert sycophants "toadies."
The ScienceBlogs admin types either aren't keeping tabs on some of the slimy stuff Lambert gets up to or they're hoping the controversy he generates will increases readership. Either way, Lambert is making a joke of ScienceBlogs' self-stated role
Our role, as we see it, is to create and continue to improve this forum for discussion, and to ensure that the rich dialogue that takes place at ScienceBlogs resonates outside the blogosphere.
Lambert is not a science blogger, he's a political blogger whose objective is points scoring, not accuracy.