Yes, two of the top climate science deniers on the web, Steve McIntyre at ClimateAudit and Anthony Watts of WattsUpWithThat, actually went there.
Nobody should be shocked about Watts. Last year, when a demented, violent individual, James Lee, held people hostage at gunpoint in Maryland, Watts wrote this amazing headline:
And the first line of his post was “Well, you filthy readers, see what happens when we don’t acquiesce?“ He has still never retracted this. Watts is a guy who just a few weeks earlier had demanded that others on the web “dial back the rhetoric.”
But it was Steve McIntyre at ClimateAudit who launched this smear Thursday (click here if you have a strong stomach). As long-time Climate Progress commenter MapleLeaf wrote at the long thread on this at DeepClimate:
No words can describe my anger at this uncalled for action by McIntyre who is knowingly trying to capitalize on (and benefit from) the suffering and pain of sexual assault victims. Absolutely disgusting in the extreme.
I can almost understand why McIntyre and Watts made such a desperate attack. They’ve utterly lost the argument on the merits.