Mann exonerated at Penn State

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http://www.research.psu.edu/orp/Findings_Mann_Inquiry.pdf

Update: I’ve added a few more examples of spin and accusations of bias against PSU as well as some good reporting examples that were not posted as of last night.

After the CRU emails were released in November, 2009, there was widespread accusations of misconduct against most of the scientists mentioned in the emails. Today, the Penn State University (PSU) inquiry committee investigating accusations made against Dr. Michael Mann publicly released its findings. The committee found that, with respect to the most serious three accusations out of four, “there exists no credible evidence” that Mann had committed research misconduct. The inquiry committee empaneled an investigation committee to look into the last accusation – that Mann had “seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community” – because they could make a determination about this and because

Only with such a review will the academic community and other interested parties likely feel that Penn State has discharged its responsibility on this matter.


According to the report, neither the inquiry committee nor the University received any formal allegations of research misconduct before or during the inquiry, so the committee generated four allegations after “[reducing] to allegation form the many different accusations that were received from parties outside of the University.” The accusations were reduced down to the following four:

Did [Mann] engage in, or participate in, directly or indirectly, any actions with the intent to suppress or falsify data?
Did [Mann] engage in, or participate in, directly or indirectly, any actions with the intent to delete, conceal or otherwise destroy emails, information and/or data, related to AR4, as suggested by Phil Jones?
Did [Mann] engage in, or participate in, directly or indirectly, any misuse of privileged or confidential information available to [him] in [his] capacity as an academic scholar?
Did [Mann] engage in, or participate in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research or other scholarly activities?

Scholars and Rogues Three of four misconduct allegations against Michael Mann found to be without merit (updated)
 

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In a related story, after an exhaustive investigation conducted by Rahm Emmanuel, President Barack Obama has been cleared of any allegation of impropriety relative to his dealings with anybody from Chicago at any time in his life!
 
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Poor fellows. You just cannot stand it when all your silly yap-yap is shown to be just that.
 

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Poor fellows. You just cannot stand it when all your silly yap-yap is shown to be just that.
We won't know that until you guys show any such thing.

To date, that's just fantasy on your part.

It's kinda precious.

But if Rahm clears President Obama, then by golly that will surely be good enough for you! Not like anybody would question Rahm's objectivity or anything!

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