There’s a lot going on concerning George Will’s science writing. Two Letters to the Editor in the newspaper have responded by going to the source.
RealClimate has a list of links that readers can follow.
Much of this goes to citation technique and internal analysis of source material, much as we treat it in courses on argumentation: that one should always place their quotes into an analytical context.
Myself, I’m surprised by George Will’s childish response, but I’m not surprised by the politicized nature of the the whole business.