Chris de Freitas is a prominent climate change denier best known for having diddled the peer-review process at the journal Climate Research so that some really ghastly nonsense by fellow-deniers Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas could make it into print. Now, the justification behind Mr. De Freitas whole conflicted attitude towards peer-review can be revealed: he thinks its a kind of oppression! From the Climate Change Skeptics Cafe:
These reactions of R F Keeling and H Meijer in E&E to Beck´s work in the same journal are revealing.They reveal that a) the two writers view the peer review system as a form of censorship, b) that journals should be condemned for what they publish, and c) that Beck´s work is ´pseudoscience´.
My view of (a) is that, sadly, it is true: it´s called peer-review censorship.
Deniers: rebelling against THE MAN!