Christopher Monckton: a Peerless Prevaricator

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Tim Lambert at Deltoid has a hilarious wrap of the recent inaccuracies – nay, outright lies – of the ever-entertaining Christopher Walter, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, denier for hire.

Monckton surfaced most recently as a contact and signatory to the letter of 100 climate quibblers that landed pretty much unnoticed at the Bali conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. I suggested earlier that it should be embarrassing for signatories to be seen in a group that included the likes of Tim Ball and Fred Singer. I would like, here, to apologize for having overlooked the Viscount on that short list; Monckton is at least as embarrassing as those other two guys.

And let’s not forget the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, which appears to have sponsored the letter, and their public relations agent, Terence Corcoran at the National Post, who can always be relied upon to get these characters a little ink. When I worked for him (at the Vancouver Sun), National Post publisher Gordon Fisher used to get all fussy about only putting credible people in the paper. It’s good to see that he is now so confident (or so despairing) of the Post’s reputation that this is no longer a roadblock for the wannabe famous and influential.

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