A delusion is a perception and honesty is a perception.
Love is a perception...
King James Bible
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,
Fake news is a perception.
the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.
"the normal limits to human perception"
the state of being or process of becoming aware of something through the senses.
"the perception of pain"
synonyms: discernment, appreciation, recognition, realization, cognizance; More
a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression.
"Hollywood's perception of the tastes of the American public"
If you speak it, if you feel it, if you hear it, if you sense it, it is a perception.
You divert the conversation to obscure your own disgusting agenda.
Deflection is a common tactic used by liars.