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Fumento and cash for comment

Fumento has written a reply to Cathy Seipp’s article. Mostly he whines about how mean Seipp was. The only substantive bit is this: Read the Business Week piece. It takes three whole minutes. Nowhere does it say I took money for any column or story. It says I solicited a grant from Monsanto for a…

Fumento: a uniter, not a divider

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting with delicious anticipation to see what Fumento’s defence would be after he got fired by Scripps-Howard. Fumento does not disappoint. Why did he not disclose that Monsanto had paid him $60,000 to write a book about biotechnology? Fumento says: I had called numerous scientists who had…

Fumento gets himself fired

When I criticised Michael Fumento‘s innumerate writing about the Lancet study he responded with this: You can blog all you want, but my next column is also on this. It goes out to over 350 newspapers Not any more: Scripps Howard News Service (SHNS) announced Friday that it severed its relationship with Michael Fumento —…

Fumento: still no denial

Fumento has now made three posts on his blog and a whole pile of comments on other blogs in response to my revealing his use of a sock puppet. He has called me a liar, claimed that I am insane and falsely accused me of using sock puppets myself. What he hasn’t done is deny…

Fumento’s sidekick

We last saw Fumento blundering around in a field of rakes. Now read on. John Fleck commented on the situation: The thing is, Fumento is, at times, a quite talented journalist. But then, over and over again, he shows himself to be a complete tool. My first encounter with his work was a solid take-down…

Fumento, in a field of rakes

After accidentally proving that he was using a sock on Wikipedia, Fumento is back for more. I think that putting a “(sic)” after misspellings is rather petty, but since Fumento does it when he quotes others, I’ve yielded to temptation and sicced all over his many spelling mistakes. Fumento begins: There are lots of reasons…

Fumento steps on another rake

SayUncle blogged on Fumento’s use of sock puppets: Mike Fumento, who I’ve talked about before, poked fun at us insignificant blogs before starting his own. He also acted like a prick in an exchange between himself and Rich Hailey. Now, he’s using sockpuppets in comments at other blogs and to change his Wikipedia entry. Fumento…

Michael Fumento’s wikipedia page

Somebody with IP address 69.143.188.141 has been doing John Lott style edits to Michael Fumento’s Wikipedia page. For instance, this person removed the link to my criticism of Fumento. By a strange coincidence 69.143.188.141 just happens to be the IP address used by Tracy Spenser.

Sockdar

Last month Tracy Spenser posted [this comment](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2005/10/crime-of-the-century.php#comment-11140) on my blog: Looks like Fumento has made a fool of you again? When are you ever going to learn? www.fumento.com/weblog/ar www.townhall.com/blogs/c- And when are you going to stop encouraging a policy of genocide against people who just happen to have darker skin than yours? Tracy Spencer was…

Fumento out of his depth on DDT

Michael Fumento has responded to my post way back in January demolishing his foolish proposal that after the tsunami: DDT should be sprayed on water pools, tents, and on people themselves—as indeed was once common in Sri Lanka and throughout most of the world. Unfortunately, mosquitoes in Sri Lanka are resistant to DDT, so DDT…