Timmy elsewhereJuly 6, 2014 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere10 CommentsAt the ASI. Geoffrey Lean teaches us all how not to read a report. previousOn paedophilia and hebephilianextNo, no, I don’t think so 10 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” bloke (not) in spain July 6, 2014 at 8:46 am Geoffry Lean won’t have read the report. Geoffrey Lean’s preferred style of “journalism” is to cut & paste selected passages from press handouts with a vaguely green agenda. For some totally unaccountable reasons, he’s won awards for this. But then, so has Polly Twatbee. bloke (not) in spain July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am Incidentally, when he does trouble himself to actually string a few words together himself… His “Move on, move on. Nothing to see here” on the recent Greenpeace embarrassments’ a masterpiece. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/10930824/Why-Greenpeace-is-feeling-a-little-down.html Ljh July 6, 2014 at 10:04 am The byline “Geoffrey Lean” should warn the reader not to continue further. He is a partial, agendadriven, cut-and-paste artist who should not be dignified with the description “journalist”. dearieme July 6, 2014 at 11:49 am He’s a really poor journalist. Is he related to someone senior at the Tel? Bloke in Costa Rica July 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm dearieme, I’ve wondered myself what the possible raison d’etre for Geoffrey Lean’s column in the Hellograph is. A geriatric Swampy (and piss-poor journalist to boot) is not exactly a good fit for the DT’s core readership, is it? bloke (not) in spain July 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm @BiCR I’ve a suspicion it may be purely click-bait. Rather like Mary Riddell & possibly Dan Hodges. If you look at the comments under the articles, they do provoke a high level of responses. Generally unfavourable, agreed. But is that necessarily a bad thing for the Telegraph. A page load’s a page load, to an advertiser. rogerh July 7, 2014 at 7:39 am Excellent news for today’s hungry peoples, but maybe some Westerners will find it harder to earn the dosh for a Super Skinny Latte. A pity the ASI site no longer allows comments. Sometimes the comments were more interesting than the article. Tim Worstall July 7, 2014 at 7:47 am It *should* allow comments. Let me work out why it isn’t. Tim Worstall July 7, 2014 at 7:49 am Actually, looking at it, it does allow comments. rogerh July 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm Well, if I go into ASI and the blog I do see the article but no comments nor any clue as to how I might see comments. But if I click on the blog’s title then the comments magically appear. Sorry to be slow witted. This is the case from Chrome and from Safari. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.