Facebook page to support John Abraham
Posted on 16 July 2010 by John Cook
There is now a Facebook page to support John Abraham. Specifically, it's called Prawngate: Support John Abraham against Monckton's bullying. Many thanks to Dan Moutal, creator of the Irregular Climate podcast and Mind of Dan blog.
The word I'm hearing is that St Thomas University is solidly behind John Abraham so I'd like to think all the support expressed at Hot Topic has made a difference. Nevertheless, I encourage everyone to drop by the Facebook and add your support.
For the record, Prawngate refers to Monckton's initial response to John Abraham's response. Most striking was this sentence:
"So unusual is this attempt actually to meet us in argument, and so venomously ad hominem are Abraham’s artful puerilities, delivered in a nasal and irritatingly matey tone (at least we are spared his face — he looks like an overcooked prawn), that climate-extremist bloggers everywhere have circulated them and praised them to the warming skies."
As Dan points out, it's quite extraordinary that someone can throw out an accusation of ad hominem while making an ad hominem attack in the same sentence. Hence Prawngate is born.