“Not only is the suggestion completely false, it is totally absurd,” Chris Mather, Emanuel’s communications director, told me. “It didn’t happen. It is false.”
Mather even offered to repeat it in several languages, but I believe her.
Yeah. I particularly like that false/absurd dichotomy, there: you can almost see the “Like we’d be that rococo in our skulduggery” subtext. Which is fair: there’s such a thing as professional pride, after all.