mistruth

mistruth

(ˈmɪsˈtruːθ)
n
an untruth
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"As the Election Day nears, let's do our best to uphold the truth and expose the lies of individuals, especially senatorial candidates who continue to sow mistruth to sway the Filipino public to vote for them," she said.
No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth."
"No civil discourse, no co-operation, misinformation, mistruth - So we are in a really bad state of affairs right now, in my opinion." (Strangely, around a week later he seemed to recant, claiming he had only meant to "start an important conversation", and that Facebook was still a company he "loved".) Then there is Tristan Harris, a former high-up at Google who is now hailed as "the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience".
Sarah - 'women are like teabags' - and James - caught out with a mistruth on his website - from The Apprentice Pictures: JIM MARKS/BBC
And please let's have none of this BUT they pay taxes, that excuse is a mistruth put forward by the pro-European groups to justify their support of European domination.
But if that mistruth helps spread the word about the Sudanese situation, earning Warners a pretty penny in the process, how wrong can it be?
"The mistruth that Parliament will have the final say is a deliberate attempt to defuse growing concerns about the secrecy of these negotiations and the antidemocratic nature of the agreement," she said in a press release early this month.
The truth does not exist because we affirm it, and mistruth does not become truth because we affirm it a thousand times.
They will be able to pick out a mistruth very easily.
Of course, Olive is really a good girl, and only ends up telling one small mistruth which is overheard, misinterpreted and misrepresented because she was embarrassed about spending a weekend alone.
It was a total mistruth and I think the club and myself have made that pretty clear.