In interpreting the Bible, twisting the facts is called eisegesis-using a scripture out of context to support one's own ideas. It's a big No-No, but it's done by people all the time, especially by pastors from the pulpit. America suffers from a great deal of eisegesis by people twisting not only the facts, but the truth to support their own agenda. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 says, "Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron." While this is speaking of those leaving the faith and lying about doctrine, there are lies every day that we must discern or be lead astray.
In today's society, with the internet, instant communications and a 24-hour news cycle, it is really easy to plant a lie and people will not only believe it, but swear by it and repeat it as truth. Those with agendas can manipulate millions with the push of a "send" button. We see it everyday with the news media. Those posing as journalists present the "facts" in what they say is an unbiased way, but in reality they are lying about what happened because they are speaking these "facts" from their own agenda-driven hearts. It's difficult to know what to believe. One example is a new book by Michael Wolff, titled, "Siege-Trump Under Fire" where the author makes a very false claim that has fueled calls for impeachment.
According to the Guardian, Wolff states in his book that Special Counsel Robert Mueller drafted an obstruction of justice indictment against President Trump on counts of witness tampering, witness retaliation, and corruptly influencing a pending proceeding. When Mueller's spokesman Peter Carr was asked by the Guardian to confirm the veracity of Wolff's claim, Carr categorically denied the claim and responded, "The documents that you've described do not exist." Yet, you can bet that the news channels are full of reports about this claim, and it will most likely further fuel calls for impeachment from the neo-communist coup-makers. People will believe it and repeat it. Wolff has been under fire for inaccuracies in his previous best seller "Fire and Fury," which also made outrageous factual errors.
Wolff, in response to questions about "Fire and Fury," essentially admitted he lied about his insider account of the White House. Wolff told Vassar Political Review:
"I am an observer: I investigate nothing. All I do is look and write what I see and what I hear, and my job--which has nothing to do with truth--is to take what I see and what I hear and write that in a way that readers can come [as close] as possible--as close as I came--to the experience of doing this. I want to be able to turn what I see into something that a reader says 'oh, I see that too...
I'm not a political journalist. I'm not, frankly, all that much interested in politics. I'm a writer. I'm barely a journalist, actually. I am a writer." So goes the twisting of the facts so lies appear as truth.