Mark Steyn – Michael E Mann: Liar, Cheat, Falsifier and Fraud

Just for the record, I’m not planning on losing. I agree with Mr Dilatush: the issue is free speech. Up north, when the Canadian Islamic Congress went to Canada’s “human rights” commissions to criminalize my writing, Ken Whyte of Maclean’s, our counsel Julian Porter, QC, and I took the decision very early on that we would not present a defense, or even a defence. Our position was that the Canadian Islamic Congress had not disputed a single fact in my book excerpt, and thus there was no case to answer and we had the right to say what we said. So we introduced no evidence at trial in Vancouver. The Canadian Islamic Congress made their lousy case, and then we went to closing statements. We won.