bald-faced lie

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bald-faced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. Our son tells us nothing but bald-faced lies when we ask him where he goes at night.
See also: lie
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In other words, Kahle gets his inspiration from a politically correct bald-faced lie.
It was a bald-faced lie, and British Prime Minister Edward Heath knew it when he told the British people in 1973, via a BBC broadcast: "There are some in this country who fear that in going into Europe we shall in some way sacrifice independence and sovereignty.
This is not historically accurate -- in fact, it is a bald-faced lie.
The UK's Daily Telegraph stated that on Russia Today, "the bald-faced lie has now become common place".
Even the most experienced liars feel uncomfortable voicing their deceptions--so much so, in fact, that they will almost always lie in stages, first trying to avoid a topic entirely, then omitting crucial information, then using selective wording and evasive quasi-denials, and finally (if all else fails) coming out with the bald-faced lie.
The first is a bald-faced lie, as a Westerner like Senator Simpson knows perfectly well.
Daily, Israel commits crimes against humanity through targeted assassinations, street violence, mass arrests, torture, regular incursions, land theft, dispossessions, and other law violations, including suffocating Gazans under siege, then attacking humanitarian missions breaking it, most recently on May 31 against Freedom Flotilla participants, murdering targeted activists in cold-blood in international waters, claiming self-defense, a clear bald-faced lie, the evidence overwhelming, conclusive, and damning.
He enjoyed many years of retelling the story of how his bright idea had led to a bald-faced lie.
That terminology, repeated like a mantra, is ludicrous--a bald-faced lie if you prefer--and someone in the media should have called the university on it.
That's arguably a bit different, though, from materially telling a bald-faced lie.
In his article on emu oil, 'A Bald-Faced Lie,' (ACCN, Nov/Dec 2000, P.
Barry Lynn, executive director of AU, demanded a prompt apology and retraction, calling the accusation "a bald-faced lie.
These include a bald-faced lie that motorized transportation is prohibited within the monument (hundreds of miles of roads are open to motorized vehicles), that hunting and fishing rights need to be protected (they weren't diminished under the monument designation), and that these lands had been set aside for forest production under the Oregon & California Lands Act (they were set aside for a number of uses, including recreation, protection of watersheds and other priorities, as well as forestry).