Here’s a post from before the CRUtape Letters which captures their essence —
What is so bizarre is this. The FOI request by Steve McIntyre to the Met Office was for a copy of the data sent to Peter Webster. If the restrictions on the data hold for Steve McIntyre, why did they not prevent release of the data to Webster?When asked by Warwick Hughes for this data, Dr. Jones famously replied:Even if WMO agrees, I will still not pass on the data. We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it.
There are those who say that science and scientists in general shouldn’t be tarred with the
global warming climate change scandal but I have only a bit of sympathy for that point of view because people like Jones were not called out for this blatant anti-scientific attitude. That, at least, wasn’t hidden.
And it’s still going on. Here’s a link in which a “researcher” lays in to a NY Times reporter for not being completely in the tank. A NY Times reporter! That’s seriously hard core Kool-Aid.