Lindzen gets published and also receives federal funding.
Soon and Baliunas (2003) published a paper which concluded that current global temperatures are not anomalous compared the past 1,000 years. the paper contained numerous major fundamental flaws, such as equating dryness with hotness, and was subsequently roundly refuted by an article in the American Geophysical Union journal Eos written by a number of prominent climate scientists.
This paper, and Climate Research's refusal to revise or retract it, led to the resignation of five of the journal's editors, including recently-appointed editor-in-chief Hans von Storch.
In all these cases, the refutations were based on empirical grounds and methodology, not personalities.