Разгадку этой ситуации как ни странно дает английская Википедия. Российскоязычная Вики молчит как рыба об лед.
During the Soviet years, Fomenko was frequently involved in the state-sponsored studies, an open source analysis, the subject of which was contemporary Western media news, which were analysed and searched for misinterpretations of actual events by mixed teams consisting of various Soviet scholars, using interdisciplinary approach and statistical analysis of textual information in particular. They routinely received the latest translated issues of the New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC dispatches, etc., as well as wide array of various national and local newspapers, radio and television transcripts, and other open sources, searched them carefully for discrepancies and inconsistencies, preparing the consolidated reports for the official use only. Dealing professionally with biased information in the media, at some point Fomenko became obsessed with an idea that the entire history of mankind was skilfully falsified on purpose, and decided to apply the same methods he used during his contemporary studies to study ancient events.
Короче, дядя Толя в молодости работал на КГБ, и контора дала ему задание потрудится в сфере дискредитации критиков истории. Кстати, а кто такой Носовский? Уж не прикрепленный ли он от конторы?