What's a Lie?

MAGNIFYING THE LIESLies 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:

  1. A Lie, noun
    A false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
  2. A Falsehood, noun
    A false statement; lie.
  3. A Fib, noun
    A small or trivial lie; minor falsehood. ,
  4. To Prevaricate,  verb (used without object),
    To speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
  5. Bill O’Reilly, proper noun
    A person who makes his living making it up as he goes along.
  6. To Equivocate, verb
    To use equivocal language intentionally.
  7. To Forswear (also foreswear), verb
    To renounce or repudiate under oath.
  8. To Perjure, verb
    To make (oneself) guilty of perjury by deliberately testifying falsely under oath.
  9. A Liar, noun
    One that tells lies.
  10. To Fudge, verb
    To fake or falsify:
  11. To Palter, verb
    To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; equivocate.
  12. To Beguile, verb
    To deceive by guile; delude
  13. To Cozen, verb
    To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
  14. To Deceive, verb
    To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
  15. To Delude, verb
    To deceive the mind or judgment of.
  16. To Dupe, verb
    To deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool
  17. To Fool, verb
    To deceive or trick; dupe.
  18. To Gull, verb
    To fool, cheat, or hoax
  19. A Hoax, noun
    An act intended to deceive or trick.
  20. To Hoodwink, verb
    To take in by deceptive means; deceive.
  21. To Kid, verb
    To mock playfully; tease.
  22. To Snow Job, noun
    chiefly US and Canadian an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk
  23. To Take in, verb
    To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
  24. Glenn Beck, proper noun
    A person who frequently misreports and distorts the truth
  25. To Trick, verb
    To defraud, deceive, or cheat (someone), especially by means of a trick
  26. To Defame, verb
    To damage the reputation, character, or good name of by slander or libel.
  27. A Libel, verb
    Law to make or publish a defamatory statement or representation about (a person)
  28. Sean Hannity, proper noun
    A person who frequently distorts the truth, and dissembles the facts.
  29. Slander, verb
    To utter or circulate slander (about)
  30. To Traduce, verb
    To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements.
  31. To Falsify, verb
    To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
  32. To Misreport, verb
    To report mistakenly or falsely.
  33. Rupert Murdoch, proper noun
    A person who pays people who may misinform, mislead or fabricate the facts.
  34. To Misrepresent, verb
    To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
  35. To Misstate, verb
    To state wrongly or falsely.
  36. To Distort, verb
    To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape.
  37. To Garble, verb
    To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible:
  38. To Dissemble, verb
    To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance.
  39. To Dissimulate, verb
    To disguise (one’s intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance.
  40. To Misguide, verb
    To lead or guide in the wrong direction; lead astray.
  41. To Misinform, verb
    To provide with incorrect information.
  42. To Mislead, verb
    To lead in the wrong direction.
  43. Sarah Palin, proper noun
    A person who has a well-developed ability to garble facts.
  44. To Fabricate, verb
    To concoct in order to deceive
  45. A Whopper, noun
    A gross untruth.

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