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Horner: Michael Mann may have something to hide

Posted By admin On April 28, 2011 @ 2:45 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Norman Leahy
Washington Examiner [1]
April 28, 2011

Over the weekend on “The Score” radio show, we followed-up [2] on the story [3] of how Chris Horner, working with the American Tradition Institute, had  filed a freedom of information request with the University of Virginia for emails and materials former UVA Prof. Michael Mann generated during his time at the school. What we learned from our interview with Horner is jaw-dropping.

When what Horner termed “a gaggle of pressure groups” got wind of people lurking around Mann’s emails, they descended on UVA stating, in effect “don’t you dare co-operate with law enforcement to release the records the taxpayer paid for in a fraud pre-investigation under a statute that passed unanimously [in the Virginia General Assembly],” that nowhere provides an exemption for academics.

Horner says that once these groups made their displeasure known, UVA “reversed course” and decided to fight, spending “$500,000 with [former U.S. Senator] John Warner’s law firm in Washington, D.C. to keep the taxpayer from seeing the records.”

He recounts how he discovered UVA had a FOIA compliance officer – the same office that was eager to turn over the emails of former university climate scientist Pat Michaels to Greenpeace (once the group paid the appropriate fee) – and decided to file his own FOIA request for Mann’s emails.

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[1] Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/local-opinion-zone/2011/04/horner-michael-mann-may-have-something-hide

[2] followed-up: http://scoreradionetwork.com/2011/04/the-score-this-week-april-23rd-2011/

[3] story: http://scoreradionetwork.com/2011/04/the-selective-outrage-over-michael-manns-climate-emails/

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[6] Michael Mann as innocent as OJ – possibly more so – finds internal Penn State investigation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-mann-as-innocent-as-oj-%e2%80%93-possibly-more-so-%e2%80%93-finds-internal-penn-state-investigation.html

[7] Michael Mann says hockey stick should not have become ‘climate change icon’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-mann-says-hockey-stick-should-not-have-become-climate-change-icon.html

[8] Michael Mann’s Hissy Fit Shows Why Global Warming Alarmists Fear Debate: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-manns-hissy-fit-shows-why-global-warming-alarmists-fear-debate.html

[9] Climategate: Michael ‘Piltdown’ Mann throws Phil Jones out of the sleigh as panic grows: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climategate-michael-piltdown-mann-throws-phil-jones-out-of-the-sleigh-as-panic-grows.html

[10] ‘Hide the Decline’ Global Warming Video Creator Says Mann Backlash Effort to ‘Cleanup’ ClimateGate Indiscretion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hide-the-decline-global-warming-video-creator-says-mann-backlash-effort-to-cleanup-climategate-indiscretion.html

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