Hey, Professor Mann! The Jerk Store Called And They’re All Out of You!

Jerks come in all shapes, sizes and types, but jerks of some prominence who broadcast their jerkiness in public are an especially loathsome breed. Jerk aficionados, I give you Michael Mann, the inventor of that staple of the climate change fanataspere, the “hockey stick” graph. Prof. Mann is the director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. He’s a hero to the climate change doomsday crowd; he’s also attempted to bully his critics by suing them. None of which is necessary malinger to his recent jerk orgy. Anyone who sent these two tweets would qualify as a jerk grandmaster.

First we have this one:

This tweet ranks a 10 on the Jerk Scale. First, the fact that it’s on Twitter is obnoxious: he wants the world to know that he’s calling out the Marriott, and the Marriott to fear that he is causing a public relations. Second, he’s virtue signaling to his woke fans by declaring Fox News eeeevil. Having Fox News on a hotel TV is no more or less objecionable than having any other news network on: pick your bias. For Mann to state as fact that his being triggered by Fox News is any more valid or noteworthy than, say, my being nauseated by CNN in airports all these many years shows us an ego that’s swallowed a brain. Finally, how pampered, self-absorbed and spoiled does someone have to be to make a public complaint like this, about the TV in a fitness center?

Now here’s an Ethics Alarms “Ripley”…

His follow up tweet was even more jerkish than the first, which was a top of the scale 10. Don’t believe me? Behold:

Wow. Mann has reached heights of jerkdom even Donald Trump seldom has achieved. First and most revolting, it’s the dreaded “Do you know who I am?” tactic, the realm that only contains jerks, assholes and fools. Second, Mann really thinks that one’s number of followers on social media qualifies as “rank.” Does Mann know who “outranks” him by millions? Idiots like Justin Bieber. Soccer player Chistiano Ronaldo. That well-respected intellectual, Britney Spears. Many other I bet he’s never heard of.

In addition, he’s appealing to the authority of…morons. Anyone who says they won’t stay at a hotel because they have Fox News playing in a single fitness center is probably too brain-dead from partisan obsession to count to six. (Most of those who Mann claims have announced their Marriott boycott (“full stop”) have probably never stayed in a hotel in their lives.)

Sadly but predictably, Marriott responded politely to Mann’s bullying, which just encourages him to be a bigger jerk, and small jerks to be more ambitious. The useful thing, however, is that Michael Mann outed himself for all to see.

He’s more than a jerk. He’s an asshole.

Good to know.

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Pointer: Other Bill

14 thoughts on “Hey, Professor Mann! The Jerk Store Called And They’re All Out of You!

  1. As of now, Marriott has over 100K more followers than Mikey.
    I think he was just trying to get people to believe he actually went to the fitnes center. Maybe that’s where the snack machines were.

  2. He doesn’t exactly look like a mixed martial arts fighter, so I hope he can run fast. When I was a kid, if you acted like a jerk the warning was “one of these days you’re going to annoy the wrong person, and you’re going to get hurt or you’re going to get killed.”. It’s apparently high time somebody took this guy into an alley and beat him into unconsciousness with a wrench, leaving him to wake up with bruises all over his body and to rethink acting like a horse’s ass, if he wakes up at all.

  3. Such assholery. One usually has to go to a Democrat or Republican convention to encounter such a classy guy. Or to the Oscars, I suppose.

  4. Absolutely breathtaking. This will probably get him a tenured professorship at Yale or Harvard. He must have the largest ego in University Park, PA. He must have to park it outside before he enters any buildings. Surely, he deserves a better venue that the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania.

    Here’s Thomas Menton in 2019 on Professor Mann: https://manhattancontrarian.squarespace.com/blog/2019-8-26-michael-mann-hockey-stick-update-now-definitively-proven-to-be-fraud I’m not sure if anything of consequence one way or the other has occurred since then.

    • Mann has a LOT of company in the Climate Criminal Cabal category:

      Dr. Phil Jones: “I HOPE YOU’RE NOT RIGHT ABOUT THE LACK OF WARMING LASTING TILL ABOUT 2020.
      Jones: ”I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. K(evin Trenberth) and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”

      Dr. Michael Mann: ”We can hold (site realclimate.com) comments up in the queue and contact you about whether or not you think they should be screened through or not …”

      Dr. Kevin Trenberth: ”WHERE THE HECK IS THE GLOBAL WARMING?”
      Trenberth: The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

      Dr. Phil Jones: “I HOPE YOU’RE NOT RIGHT ABOUT THE LACK OF WARMING LASTING TILL ABOUT 2020. I’d rather hoped to see the earlier Met Office press release with Doug’s paper that said something like – half the years to 2014 would exceed the warmest year currently on record, 1998!”
      *Jones: “Bottom line – there is no way the MWP (whenever it was) was as warm globally as the last 20 years … this is all gut feeling, no science, but years of experience of dealing with global scales and variability.”
      *Jones to Michael Mann, on the death of Australian sceptic John Daly: ”In an odd way this is cheering news!”
      *Jones: ”If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyoneWe also have a data protection act, which I will hide behind.”
      *Jones: ”PS I’m getting hassled by a couple of people to release the CRU station temperature data. DON’T ANY OF YOU THREE TELL ANYBODY THAT THE UK HAS A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.”
      *Jones: “I did get an email from the FoI person here early yesterday to tell me I shouldn’t be deleting emails – unless this was normal deleting to keep emails manageable!”
      *Jones: ”Can you delete any emails you may have had with (Dr.) Keith (Briffa) re AR4? Keith will do likewise … Can you also email (Dr.) Gene (Wahl) and get him to do the same?”
      *Jones: – “try and change the Received date! Don’t give those sceptic something to amuse themselves with.
      *Jones: ”I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. K and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”

      Dr. Michael Mann: ”How to deal with this is unclear, since there are a number of individuals with bona fide scientific credentials who could be used by an unscrupulous editor to ensure that anti-greenhouse science can get through the peer review process (Legates, Balling, Lindzen, Baliunas, Soon, and so on).”
      *Mann: ”We can hold (Warmalista Alarmacyst site realclimate.com) comments up in the queue and contact you about whether or not you think they should be screened through or not …”

      Dr. Kevin Trenberth: ”WHERE THE HECK IS THE GLOBAL WARMING?” We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. … The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

  5. I love how his tweet about pro-Russian propaganda is accompanied by a photo about Tiger Woods performance in Georgia. It’s almost as if Fox news is trying to fake us out so that we don’t realize that ALL of their coverage is right-wing talking points.

    -Jut

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