Back in January, Steve McIntyre used some erroneous data of satellite-measured temperatures from RSS to argue that Hansen’s 1988 temperature projections were too high. A week later he posted a corrected graph, blaming RSS for not making the error clear:
The fact that users are “falling into the RSS error trap” is one more good reason why RSS should have issued a clear error notice, rather than the obscure readme. They should issue a proper notice of the error in their public webpages and wherever else appropriate.
But McIntyre did not follow his advice to RSS, and failed to make a correction to his original post, thus creating an error trap for readers of his blog. And look who has fallen right in: Andrew Bolt.