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When you’ve lost Fumento …

Triggered by the Heartland Billboard debacle Michael Fumento has written an article explaining why he has broken with the “hysterical right”. (Hat tip: hardinr). John Quiggin comments on the rarity of such moves, while Mark Hoofnagle draws a parallel with Stephen Sumpter leaving the UK Greens over their opposition to scientific experiments on GM crops.

The call of the rake

I really don’t know where to begin with this anti-Lancet piece by Michael Fumento. Should I start with the way Fumento describes Kane’s paper as “so complex” that it “may cause your head to explode” while being utterly certain that Kane has demolished the Lancet study? Or with his assertion that I’ve been ignoring criticism…

Fumento’s nemesis: the rake

Long time readers will be familiar with the epic that is Michael Fumento’s attempt to debunk the first Lancet survey. A summary can’t really do it justice, but what basically happened is that Fumento dismissed the 100,000 number because he claimed that they included Falluja when they should have left it out. When I explained…

Fumento spits the dummy

Michael Fumento has been booted off Winds of Change because he misrepresented a scientific article. As usual he responded with abuse: I’m off to Ramadi again next month. Put that alongside the chickenhawks and chairborne rangers whose blogs you print. In short, I was doing you a great favor and you spat in my face.…

Fumento unhinged

Michael Fumento is making even less sense than usual: Lambert is one of the most obnoxious trolls on the Internet. He produces nothing; he exists to tear down other people to make up for some perceived deficiency on his part. Perhaps it’s a deficiency that can be measured with a three-inch ruler; I don’t know.…

In response to my post, Michael Fumento has offered a bet: 10 to 1 odds on a pandemic in the next year. That means that Fumento thinks that there is a 10% of a pandemic in the next year. This sits rather oddly with his dismissal of concerns about bird flu. With a 10% chance…

A reason to be concerned about bird flu

Michael Fumento thinks there is nothing to worry about. Revere disagrees: It isn’t that what Fumento says is so outrageous one would have to be stupid or ignorant to believe it. It’s that it would be folly (and stupid) to act as if you believed it. Fumento couldn’t care less about public health nor does…

Fumento and Wikipedia

Michael Fumento complains about his Wikipedia article: An Aussie named Tim Lambert has as his raison d’etre attacking anybody who is more intelligent, more successful, and more relevant than he is. That leaves him with 6.3 million targets — more or less. But I ended up on his radar screen by making fun of him,…

Fumento on the radio

David Appell heard Michael Fumento on the radio: My God, he is even worse on the radio! You’d think he was the only journalist who ever went to Iraq. I only caught his segment for about two minutes, but during that time he was pompous, combative, egotistical, and simply an all around jerk to his…

JOEM retracts fraudulent paper

I wrote earlier about how consultants for PG&E published a fraudulent article exonerating chromium-6. The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is now publishing a retraction of the paper. From the EWG press release: