I can't follow Ascoli enough to know if he is accusing F&P of lying. Few if any people do. Lying, no. Likely mistaken and definitely overoptimistic, yes.
I've just explained my position in this respect (1). I'm not calling anyone a liar.
You came here in the middle of a dispute that has lasted for many weeks. The dispute goes directly to the CF core, because it deals with the main experiment and paper of F&P. In my opinion, the claims reported in their 1992 paper are untrue, because they are based on false experimental data and a false representation of crucial experimental facts. This opinion is based on the observation of the video filmed and released by the same authors of the paper, which show foam when and where it was claimed there was boiling water.
Some L-F members, even if skeptic toward this hypothesis, are interested in clarifying this foam issue and posed a series of alternative explanation that have helped to improve the interpretation of the F&P experiment. Others seem to have entered directly in the fogging operative mode, trying to boycott the discussion by shifting attention to marginal aspects and asking specious questions. Nothing new, it already happened with the Ecat, as you know very well. It usually happens when there are no valid argument to reject a criticism, so this gives me confidence that the "foam issue" is valid.
If you are interested in contributing to this debate, you are welcome.