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Jerry Sandusky and Michael Mann - Much In Common?
Written by Ann McElhinney   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 11:49

So what have these two men got in common? Well both have worked or work for Penn State and both have been the subject of recent "controversy". 

JERRY Sandusky, a Penn State football coach, is accused of child sex abuse. Michael Mann is a famous Penn State climate scientist and he was accused of tampering with data to push an alarmist Global Warming agenda.

mann.sanduskyOh and they have one other thing in common - after they were accused of wrongdoing both were "exonerated" by an internal Penn State inquiry.

Well a Grand Jury has just announced what it thinks of one Penn State internal inquiries. Jerry Sandusky has been indicted on multiple counts of child abuse and rape. Perhaps more importantly the officials who conducted the "internal inquiry" into his activities have been charged with perjury and covering up child abuse.

Now everyone is innocent until proven guilty but these officials admit they were told by a member of staff that Sandusky was sexually touching a young boy whilst both were naked in a shower. (It is actually claimed they were told the member of staff ‘witnessed a rape’ but that is disputed).

Given what is admitted it is sickening that Sandusky was exonerated by their internal inquiry. And so to Michael Mann - when emails surfaced that revealed he "used a trick to hide the decline" whilst claiming that temperatures had in fact increased - Penn State set up an internal inquiry and Mr Mann was exonerated.

Now - a new batch of emails has been released "Climategate 2.0" and they reveal his scientific colleagues believe Mann's work contained "probable flaws" was "clearly deficient" and that he was unwilling to evaluate his own work objectively.

Then there were two other colleagues in two unconnected emails who thought his work was "crap". And there are 200,000 emails that have not been released.

Now I don't want to compare Michael Mann to an alleged child abuser such as Jerry Sandusky. What is worth pointing out however is that Penn State apparently covered up child rape to protect their reputation. If they did that for Sandusky - it seems clear and Climategate 2.0 confirms that their internal inquiry into Michael Mann was worthless. And it is worth asking what further climate shenanigans they are covering up.

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queenelizabeth said:

this is the most scurrilous sort of smear possible. you should be ashamed of yourselves
December 17, 2011
Votes: +1

Robert said:

you just made me a skeptic of the skeptics...
I am on the fence with the global warming issue. I have been trying to find reliable info to make up my mind about it. I clicked through to your site. Arguments like these do not in any way help your cause. In fact, you've just made me more skeptical of climate skeptics! I mean, if you'll resort to comparing the work of a professor to child butt rape...do I really need to finish this sentence? For the sake of your cause, and for the sake of honest debate on this topic, please remove this comment and apologize to the professor and to your readers. Good lord...
February 19, 2012
Votes: -2

cns100 said:

"Now I don't want to compare Michael Mann to an alleged child abuser such as Jerry Sandusky."

Then why did you do it?

Jerry Sandusky's alleged crime is rape. Michael Mann's alleged "crime" is perhaps incorrect, perhaps incompetent statistical analysis.

The only proper way to critique Mann's is to do statistical analysis. You are simply smearing and poisoning the public debate. You're taking it to a level of personal viciousness that is quite startling.
March 08, 2012
Votes: +5

josie said:

I know next to nothing about the man-made global warming debate but it seems the three comments above miss what Ann is saying. If Penn State can covers up Jerry Sandusky, can it be trusted to be objective about the other guy's stuff. Will people really be fooled into somehow linking Sandusky with the other guy in a sexual abuse context?
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rusureuwant2know said:

Tsk, tsk, tsk - Robert and CNS 100, you missed the punch line
The punch line being, if Penn State covered up one, they'll cover up the other.
October 21, 2012
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Kira said:

this is the most scurrilous sort of smear possible. you should be ashamed of yourselves!! gratis datingsite
The punch line being, if Penn State covered up one, they'll cover up the other.
June 09, 2013
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Randall said:

Readers who merely see the pictures of Sandusky and Mann side by side before entering a comment, obviously didn't take the time to read or consider a word of the article.

Stupid Is, as Stupid Does.

August 15, 2013
Votes: +1

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