Don’t let facts get in the way of your narrative
You can shoehorn facts to fit your story. You can omit what is inconvenient and cleverly twist the truth. You can engineer whatever you want into your narrative.
The problem is that scripting your story makes you confront ignorance, awareness and honesty. The ignorance of possibly not knowing the fuller truth, the awareness of having the desire to see the larger reality, the honesty of being able to look at yourself in the mirror.