The author of an international bestseller on climate change is preparing to sue the New Zealand Herald and one of its journalists for defamation.
Ian Wishart, whose book Air Con has been a #1 bestseller in New Zealand and on Amazon.com in the United States, says Herald columnist Chris Barton has gone a bridge too far by defaming him without first reading the book.If I really wanted to defame Wishart I could speculate on the state of mind of a person who blogs in the third person, and praises himself to boot. But hopefully my use of the word "fruitcake" to describe his theories suffices.
“Barton has accused me of being dishonest, and or stupid, on the issue of climate change,” Wishart said today.
Ian, when you're preparing your list of who to sue, will you please remember me?