The post that RomanM here is referring to is this one. He makes a very specific claim in regards to Steve McIntyre that I am, “accusing him of being paid to operate his blog for the purpose of undermining public confidence in the work of climate scientists.” If RomanM would take the time to actually read it, he would see I make no specific claim. I honestly think Steve operates his blog of his own volition and has complete editorial control over the content in it. I do not believe for a second that he is taking money from anyone to do so. What I do believe though is that Steve has vested interests given his work history and close associations with mining companies and that he is doing his best to protect those interests. The way he operates his blog and the posts he makes are designed to undermine confidence in climate science. After all, that’s how he attracts the rampant deniers he does.
What I do object to is the veiled legal threats that idiots throw up in an attempt to scare people. “slandered”, “defaming his character”. Oh please! Harden up Princess. I’m sure Steve McIntyre is a big boy with pretty thick skin, and if I had actually said what RomanM is saying I did, he has probably heard worse. I know I certainly have, and some of that has come from his sycophantic supporters. I’ve been called sleazy and venomous for example. That said, RomanM should probably have a look at this post of Steve’s. On reading that, he will realise that if Steve has a problem with my post, he will contact me himself.
Finally “a ban on spreading my venom”. Banning freedom of speech simply because you don’t like what you hear is juvenile. Grow up.