Kat Stratford: I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls.This is a lie.
More than that, it's a lie so flagrant, so obvious, that the speaker can't think it will be believed. The underlying message here has nothing to do with truth or the lie itself. It's a complete disregard for the listener. A lie like that says, "I refuse to have an honest discussion."
With that in mind, I bring you another quote, this time from President Bush:
We do not torture.