This process has been repeated so many times that not only can we recognize the pattern, we can identify the players.
The first step is to have the lie announced by an “official” source. When the Democrats want to tell a whopper they trot out one of their designated liars; Adam Schiff for Congress, Richard Blumenthal for the Senate, and John Brennan for the intelligence community.
All three have a history of lying and getting away with it so they are the perfect sources of mendacity.
Schiff famously invented a transcript of a phone call between President Trump and President Zelenskyy.
Blumenthal fabricated elements of his military service (stolen valor).
Brennan is wrapped around the axle of both Russiagate and the Biden laptop suppression.
If any of these three characters walks up to a microphone you know prevarication follows.
Why? Because if it was newsworthy and true, leadership would be front and center. You would see Pelosi or Schumer, not Schiff.
Once the fabrication is uttered by one of the designated liars then some fraction of the media will dutifully run with the story. Others will then run stories about the stories run by others. A tabloid like the Huffington Post will “break” the story and then the AP will report on the HuffPo story.
Soon you will be seeing it on CNN or MSNBC.
The lie becomes credible not because it is true but because so many are repeating it.
Now that you know what to look for you can’t help but see it when it happens.