the big lie


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big lie

A propaganda technique of creating grossly distorted or misrepresented facts that one repeats with such fervor and conviction that the public comes to view it as the truth without questioning. Of course, the big lie of the time was that anyone who strayed from the government's agenda must be a Communist sympathizer.
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the big lie

a gross distortion or misrepresentation of the facts, especially when used as a propaganda device by a politician or official body.
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The men in charge of the ever-growing oil and gas industry were not, though, the only big liars, in an age defined by them; in fact it was around the same time, the late 1970s, that British political debate began to be influenced by the big lie of the Thatcher period -- the idea that public-sector services are always hopeless and inefficient, and that the private sector will always do better.
American Addict (2012) and American Addict 2: The Big Lie (2016) are a must see for anyone who is even mildly concerned about the rampant prescription drug abuse that continues unabated in the US.
Julie Mayhew's The Big Lie is a bold, breathtaking novel.
(http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/goebbelslie.html) The term "the big lie " was coined by Hitler in "Mein Kampf" but perfected by his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels.
How can anyone believe the Big Lie presently being trumpeted around the nation regarding the dangers of the so-called Iran Nuclear Agreement (which is not a treaty) when no hard evidence of any Iranian nuclear weapons program has been found by any of our intelligence agencies since 2007?
Hitler first wrote about "the big lie" in Mein Kampf The Nazi leader accused Jews of telling "the big lie" to corrupt "the broad masses," who he claimed "more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie." The phrase is also associated with tactics used by chief Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
The big lie: Delaying pregnancy and motherhood is a viable choice for women.
China: The Big Lie? The Truth of Trillions in a Culture of Cash is neither a pro-China book, nor a China-bashing book.
Will they be hooked by The Big Lie? Let's remember who is peddling it.
The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock blends the author's personal experience with health and fertility with an examination of how women have been led to believe that their quest for family AND a career can lead to juggling both.
"After seeing all the suffering I saw today, I can say we and the big lie, the international community, are carrying out what [Syrian] President Bashar Assad failed to do," Abu Faour said after touring a Syrian refugee camp in Al-Marj, in the Bek Valley.
"The big lie you told for scoring political points is slowly surfacing.
The Big Lie is that this is about a Tory led replacement of public services by volunteers - as if we have the time and money as individuals to replace the current services!
Concentrate on the Big Lie being told about the public finances.