distortion of the truth

distortion of the truth

noun deceitfulness, exaggeration, fabrication, faking, falsehood, falsity, garbling, lie, lying, mendacity, misconstruction, misinterpretation, misrepresentation, mythomania, perfidy, perversion, sophistry, spuriousness, untruthfulness
Associated concepts: perjury, uttering a false statement
See also: perjury
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Although the terms fake news and misinformation also imply a willful distortion of the truth, we do not make any claims about the intent of the purveyors of the information in our analyses.
Manama: Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Talal has dismissed reports that his father, Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, was in hospital, saying they were a complete distortion of the truth.
The report clearly proves that the Qatari authorities have yet to understand that Saudi Arabia does not have the slightest willingness to tolerate the altering of agreements and facts, as evidenced in the distortion of the truth regarding the call received by the Crown Prince from the Emir of Qatar a few minutes after it was over, the official added, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Even a politician would be embarrassed by such a distortion of the truth.
To suggest it has is a gross distortion of the truth and seriously misleading.
We wish to place on record that the allegations are both malicious and a deliberate distortion of the truth.
The insistence on using the term "coup" instead of "Greek invasion" in reference to July 15, 1974 is also a distortion of the truth.
The statement said that the pictures which were enclosed with the report in the social media pertained an old report announced by the Ministry, a matter that is fraudulent and a distortion of the truth and away from publication credibility.
They have been informing voters of the horrors experienced during the elder Marcos' regime and contesting what they say has been a distortion of the truth.
Although this does not discount the hunger permeating in Madaya, and the shocking condition of the girl starved in the photo, what it does present is an obvious media distortion of the truth.
Incensed by what he suspects to be a distortion of the truth, Cook reads volumes two and three in a single afternoon (no mean feat) and, in disgust, blows them to smithereens with a musket.
Her Majesty is livid at the distortion of the truth and betrayal.