What's a Lie?
Lies come in a variety of shapes (“whoppers”), and sizes (“little white lies”). You’ll need a dictionary and an adding machine to collate and count the numbers of Lies you might see on Fox News these days. Here’s a list of some of the more common words and phrases Fox News might disguise as journalism:
- A Lie, noun
A false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
- A Falsehood, noun
A false statement; lie.
- A Fib, noun
A small or trivial lie; minor falsehood. ,
- To Prevaricate, verb (used without object),
To speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
Bill O’Reilly, proper noun
A person who makes his living making it up as he goes along.
To Equivocate, verb
To use equivocal language intentionally.
To Forswear (also foreswear), verb
To renounce or repudiate under oath.
- To Perjure, verb
To make (oneself) guilty of perjury by deliberately testifying falsely under oath.
- A Liar, noun
One that tells lies.
- To Fudge, verb
To fake or falsify:
- To Palter, verb
To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; equivocate.
- To Beguile, verb
To deceive by guile; delude
- To Cozen, verb
To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
- To Deceive, verb
To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
- To Delude, verb
To deceive the mind or judgment of.
- To Dupe, verb
To deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool
- To Fool, verb
To deceive or trick; dupe.
- To Gull, verb
To fool, cheat, or hoax
- A Hoax, noun
An act intended to deceive or trick.
- To Hoodwink, verb
To take in by deceptive means; deceive.
- To Kid, verb
To mock playfully; tease.
- To Snow Job, noun
Slang chiefly US and Canadian an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk
- To Take in, verb
To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
- Glenn Beck, proper noun
A person who frequently misreports and distorts the truth
- To Trick, verb
To defraud, deceive, or cheat (someone), especially by means of a trick
- To Defame, verb
To damage the reputation, character, or good name of by slander or libel.
- A Libel, verb
Law to make or publish a defamatory statement or representation about (a person)
- Sean Hannity, proper noun
A person who frequently distorts the truth, and dissembles the facts.
- Slander, verb
To utter or circulate slander (about)
- To Traduce, verb
To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements.
- To Falsify, verb
To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
- To Misreport, verb
To report mistakenly or falsely.
- Rupert Murdoch, proper noun
A person who pays people who may misinform, mislead or fabricate the facts.
- To Misrepresent, verb
To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
- To Misstate, verb
To state wrongly or falsely.
- To Distort, verb
To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape.
- To Garble, verb
To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible:
- To Dissemble, verb
To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance.
- To Dissimulate, verb
To disguise (one’s intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance.
- To Misguide, verb
To lead or guide in the wrong direction; lead astray.
- To Misinform, verb
To provide with incorrect information.
- To Mislead, verb
To lead in the wrong direction.
- Sarah Palin, proper noun
A person who has a well-developed ability to garble facts.
- To Fabricate, verb
To concoct in order to deceive
- A Whopper, noun
A gross untruth.