distortion of truth

See: falsehood
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In due course they were moved up, having learned little but a cheerful effrontery in the distortion of truth, which was possibly of greater service to them in after life than an ability to read Latin at sight.
For Aristotle, he says, art is not a second order imitation, nor a willful distortion of truth, but the power of the particular, the power most proximate to nature.
But then the target for ridicule is often some political inanity or offensive distortion of truth.
With information easily spread through social media, cases of misinformation, distortion of truth and even fabrication of "facts" have become one of the most common problems among online users.
The compilation aims at effectively demolishing many prevailing misconceptions, willful distortion of truth and facts, perception deficit and negative publicity to cast shadows of doubts and mistrust on Pakistan.
Chairman Senate congratulated Amjed Pervez 'on compiling a publication to effectively demolish and humble many prevailing misconceptions, willful distortion of truth and facts, perception deficit and negative publicity to cast shadows of doubts and mistrust on Pakistan'.
Mr Farage's poster of Syrian refugees, published just before the vote, was a cynical distortion of truth.
The movie was a gross distortion of truth, just a Bollywood tamasha, glorifying the hero (Akshay Kumar), who is portrayed as single-handedly effecting this operation.
Eliade's distortion of truth in his fictional representation of the
In his counter affidavit, Ramirez denied the accusations which he said are "false and a complete distortion of truth.
Leuven, Belgium) examines the work of German-Jewish literary critic and philosopher Benjamin (1892-1940) in terms of Jewish messianism, the failure and limits of human understanding, and allegory and the distortion of truth in history.