Provided the lie advances a left-wing narrative, of course.
Remember that thing last week that was such a much bigger deal than Hillary’s influence peddling and pathological lying? That thing where some US Olympic swimmer said that some men claiming to be police pulled guns on them and tried to rob them? And the Brazilian police said, “No, the ugly Americans vandalized one of our beautiful Brazilian gas station men’s rooms and made up the story about armed robbery.”
And remember how our media talking heads waved the story as an exampled of how our athletes “typified the stereotype of the ugly American abroad.”
Ryan Lochte and the US Olympic Swim Team were probably telling the truth; the corrupt, third-world socialist police force was probably lying. Why do you think the American Left was so skeptical of the former, and so willing to believe the latter?