Here's what gaffe claims is the support of a NIST or FEMA or other scientist:
NIST scientist: "Hello?"
gaffe: "I'm Mark Gaffney and I'm doing some research and I've figured out that the earth is pretty much a sphere. Is that correct?"
NIST scientist: "Yes, it is."
How gaffe reports it:
"I contacted a NIST scientist and they verified my analysis."
We call shenanigans, gaffe.