My response to Delingpole over invoking Godwin’s Law

Watts Up With That?

Last weekend I posted an essay on what I considered to be a pointless invocation of Godwins Law by my friend James Delingpole:

The battle of the pointless Nuremberg insults: Romm -vs- Delingpole

(Note: For those of you who don’t know, Delingpole was the first to pick up on Climategate and give it MSM legs in the Telegraph, for that we owe him gratitude. )

In my essay I had harsh words for people on both sides of the climate debate, pointing out where there’s more than enough instances of blame to go around. Both sides have fallen into the Godwin’s Law trap. From Wikipedia:

Godwin’s law (also known as Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies) is an observation made by Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving…

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