That's not at all what the skeptics and deniers have been telling us! It's actually a lot more like the end of this comment some time back.
We believe that the focus on CRU and Professor Phil Jones, Director of CRU, in particular, has largely been misplaced….
In the context of the sharing of data and methodologies, we consider that Professor Jones’s actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community….
Likewise the evidence that we have seen does not suggest that Professor Jones was trying to subvert the peer review process. Academics should not be criticised for making informal comments on academic papers.
In all this, however, there has been a real crime committed but seemingly forgotten: the hacking and theft of the East Anglia University emails.