Notice how the East Anglia emails were “revealed” while Gleick “stole” and “altered” documents.
Since Ransom wrote this, British officials have concluded that the GRU emails were, indeed, stolen from the outside and not leaked. An independent review also indicated that Gleick did not alter the Heartland documents. Finally, there have been no less than nine different investigations on both sided of the Atlantic that concluded that no data was manipulated.
I agree that Gleick made a serious ethical error. Why can’t Ransom and others acknowledge the crime of stealing emails?