Is he crashing and burning, in other words? Getting involved in a potentially ruinious lawsuit must be bad enough; representing yourself must surely make it worse. Witness this, from The Orange County Register, one of the papers that publishes Mr. Steyn's work:
Editor's note: Syndicated columnist Mark Steyn has not filed a column with the Register since Dec. 20. While Mark has not notified our editors why he has gone on hiatus, we note that, according to several posts on his own site, steynonline.com, he is involved in the trial of a defamation lawsuit filed against him and others by a climate scientist.
Maybe the guy's hiding under his bed, wishing that the world will just go away. Maybe's he's wearing nothing but his "legal briefs", clutching his head in his hands and crying for Mama.
Is it too much to ask?