The Independent tracks down the person who fabricated a fake quote used by folks like Christopher Monckton and Benny Peiser to attack John Houghton and scientists in general and it turns out to Piers Akerman in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.
That’s bad enough, but look at Akerman’s response when contacted by Media Watch:
there was an error in The Independent report. I have responded to The Independent.
Now that has to be one of the most pathetic lies ever. If there really was an error, why not tell them what it was? And, sure enough, The Independent confirm that Akerman hasn’t told them about any error in their story.
See also James Hrynyshyn.