Excerpt: Morano is 'a grinning-skull nihilist LulzSec member, hacking reality for the LOLs—a mirror-world Yes Man who has decided there’s more to be gained in being an actual yes man.'
'Morano, who ascended from accosting celebrities outside the men’s room for Rush Limbaugh’s TV show in the mid-1990s to debating Bill Nye on global warming on CNN in 2012, seems to relish revealing the secrets to his greatest illusions. The most effective of these, and the one of which he seems most proud, is crafting personal attacks against the scientists leading the call for climate change awareness. Recalling working for U.S. senator and vocal climate change denier James Inhofe, Morano grins remembering the “fun” he had inventing ways to publicly “mock and ridicule” prominent climate scientists who he was attempting to discredit. His website is infamous for publishing the personal email addresses of such scientists, several of whom appear in Merchants reading the violent, threatening emails they’ve received as a result. Cut to Morano, laughing it off before crediting himself for bringing this innovation to the “debate.”