The only problem was none of it was true. He’d never graduated from the University of Arizona, never played professional football, never been torpedoed off Murmansk, or indeed served in the military at all. And he’d never been vice-chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize nominating commission.
When it all came out, and the fulsome obituaries were replaced by the emptysome rewrites, they dug him up from Arlington in the dead of night and shipped him back to San Diego, to be buried near his merry widow’s country club.
How could such a thing happen? A serial liar had aced the State Department “background check”. Shouldn’t that be a bit more difficult to fake your way through? Well, as anonymous State officials tried to explain, they’d asked Lawrence’s eminent and respectable friends, and the eminent and respectable friends had all said the same things about him. It was, in effect, all hearsay evidence – and they’d all heard it from Larry the Liar. But the geniuses at State never twigged.
That’s how it goes with the seven or nine “separate investigations” that “prove Mann innocent”. Everyone in the Climate Bubble knows that Mann has been exonerated in multiple investigations on both sides of the Atlantic – and, because everyone knows it, no one has bothered to read the actual reports. Once again, it’s all hearsay evidence – and the person they heard it from was Michael E Mann.