Yesterday I noted Matt Ridley's hyperventilating article that appeared in The Times (and was re-printed in The Australian).
Today I'm happy to link to a very detailed rebuttal of it by Bob Ward in a letter he sent to The Times.
Again, the people who should read it won't.
As for John Bates, he has given another interview in which he says he wasn't accusing Karl of fraud.
What's not yet clear is whether he has any problem with David Rose, Delingpole (a clown), Watts up With That and scores of other wingnut outlets reporting on his complaint as if it is a clear allegation of fraud.
I strongly suspect Bates might have voted Trump - he has that carefree attitude to truth about him that indicates as much.
Update: predictably, all the gullible Right wing columnists (Chris Kenny, Miranda Devine, Andrew Bolt) gobble up Ridley and Rose uncritically. All so easily conned and fooled...