Another Attempt At Friendly Discourse Goes Awry

From the comment section of Denialism Blog, a slightly abridged comment. The bolding is mine...

Mark, you are simply missing the point. You take yourself very, very seriously - and no doubt the issues at stake are serious, both economically and environmentally. Blair, on the other hand, is just a joker. Everything he writes is basically a joke - but usually one with a certain wry observation or kernel of truth in it.

It is a totally different kind of writing to the kind of pseudo-scholarly discourse (or is it really an "Inquisition", as Harry would have it?) going on here. It's a bit like you getting upset watching a roadrunner cartoon: "That doesn't make sense - that coyote would be dead by now" kind of thing. Your "quote mine" was little more than a handle for a new joke to rest on. Most of Tim Blair's readers don't give a damn what you think or believe.

Contrary, to Wes' assertion, the link is there for readers to follow as they wish. I think that you should be glad to get this kind of exposure from a very popular Australian blog - assuming that your objective really is to reach out and persuade. I have had a good look around and there is some very interesting material here.

Posted by: Bob Bunnett | June 8, 2007 12:30 AM

Not well received. Nice try, though.

posted by Justin on 06.17.07 at 05:47 PM


The main thing commenters at Tim Blair's care about is promoting the latest venture from Paco Enterprises.

triticale   ·  June 18, 2007 7:57 PM

The denialist blog has developed a distaste for the global warming issue since Tim's link.

Papertiger   ·  June 19, 2007 10:49 AM

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