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Big lie

a false statement of outrageous magnitude employed as a propaganda measure in the belief that a lesser falsehood would not be credible.
Contemporary Examples

America’s Cassandra: David Mamet Speaks on the Lies of Obama and War Lloyd Grove November 10, 2013
The Pope’s Big Holocaust Lie James Carroll December 22, 2009
When Did Obama Know? Michael Tomasky May 19, 2013
Oprah Winfrey’s Best Lance Armstrong Interview Moments (Video) Nina Strochlic January 17, 2013
Google Hosts Fundraiser for Climate-Change-Denying Sen. James Inhofe William O’Connor July 9, 2013

Historical Examples

Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
The Talking Leaves William O. Stoddard
The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell


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