Graham Readfearn writes about how Monckton is threatening the sue the ABC because he didn’t like Wendy Carlisle’s Background Briefing episode. This isn’t really that interesting, Monckton has also threatened to sue Al Gore, John Abraham, Scott Mandia, The Guardian, as well threatening to jail Rajendra Pachauri for fraud. None of these threats materialised.
No, what interests me is this:
“I have written to the chairman of the ABC who is a shrimp-like wet little individual and I have said to him, right mate, I warned you about this woman (Wendy Carlisle) orally over breakfast”
ABC Chairman Maurice Newman is a global warming denier. Did he really have breakfast with Monckton? Or is this another one of Monckton’s fantasies? Would a climate scientist get similar access to Newman?
Update Readfearn has more at Crikey
ABC corporate affairs director Michael Millett said in a statement to Crikey: “The ABC has received a number of complaints from Lord Monckton about its coverage of him and is working through them. We have no further comment.” Crikey requested a response from Newman but this request was turned down by Millett.
Update 2 In this interview Monckton claims that Wendy Carlisle is now facing “a writ from my lawyers for libel” Listen.