Then refute it, technically, with facts. I read K1JT's early papers on the subject, and he specifically calls out that exact design decision in a footnote. You may treat things you don't want to believe as "fake news," but the truth is that the JT modes were designed to only recover half the encoded data from the radio channel, just as I described. The "clock" half of the data must be conveyed by other means. It's there in black and white for people who read the facts before the cry "fake news." If you have any doubt as to what I am saying, disconnect your computer from the internet, set the clock to a random time, and try to make JT or FT QSOs. It won't work because the mode has no clock recovery. Other modes can handle that situation just fine, because they do full clock recovery on the received analog data from the radio.