Response From Anthony Watts

In response to my post

My Interactions With Skeptical Science – A Failed Attempt (So Far) For Constructive Dialog

Anthony Watts at Watts Up With That sent me the following e-mail

Hello Roger,
I’m changing the category tag for Al Gore, per your suggestion in your most recent weblog.
This tag started when Mr. Gore announced on National television (the Tonight Show) that  the Earth’s temperature  is “several million degrees” at “2 kilometers or so down”.  He also said the “crust of the earth is hot” too.
For me, for Mr. Gore, who is looked to for valid opinions on science by millions of people, this was truly a moment of idiocy, and I thought the category label was deserved for that moment, especially since in the subsequent days, he made no attempt to correct that hugely erroneous statement.
But I agree, continued use of the category label is unwarranted and unfair, and from now on it will say simply “Al Gore”. The prior URL for previously tagged stories will no longer function. This is now the correct category URL:
Perhaps Skeptical Science will follow my lead and change their categories called “Christy Crocks” and “Spencer Slip Ups” to demonstrate that they follow their own complaints of unfair labeling with reciprocal actions.
You may include this with your weblog if you wish as an addendum/update.

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