Barton, belatedly

Curiously the Grauniad has belatedly discovered the evil Barton story. Why now? And it was on R4 at 10 o'clock too. Why now? Is it because they were waiting for some kind of environmental peg (Katrina) to hang it on? If anyone has a better idea, please let me know. The story is more than a month old: it was on RealClimate on July 18th.


Anonymous said...

Is this a form of weird British humour?

William M. Connolley said...

Yes. Its a Tradition. In the Good Old Days, the Guardian was notorious for its miss-spellings, hence Private Eye (which has nicknames for all the papers, i.e. Torygraph for the Telegraph) took to calling it the Grauniad. Some of us remember the Old Ways.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they knew that this was on the way: