Perhaps the Cons’ addiction to half truths and ulterior motives just sort of automatically leads to them making stuff up. If truth is what one believes in one’s gut, maybe every thought is ipso facto false. So, the Decider’s decisions cannot be wrong, regardless of the results, because he was following his gut.
Then to, there’s a lot more power in persuading someone to accept a lie as the truth, perhaps because the false can be proved and the failure to do so is evidence of negligence. Certainly, the fourth estate has been negligent.