The Exile Of Ennui (what a great blog title, eh?) has the story. Here's his lede:
Yesterday there was a bit of a Twitter fight between Kevin Milligan, Professor of Economics at UBC, and whoever runs the Fraser Institute’s Twitter account. Basically Professor Milligan noted the Niels Veldhuis’s poor grasp of statistics was grounds for promotion at the Institute (having recently been named President).
Sometimes the discussion wasn’t very polite. I understand “toadlicking suckups” might have been said by one party, and “Krugmanesque shrillness” (My god, pass the smelling salts!) by another. Oops. Professor Milligan later apologized for some of the more colourful terms....
And after that things get really bizarre in 'up is down' and '2+2 = 5' Quintillion Land.