Lying is hard work. It's not easy to invent things in a consistent and plausible fashion. That's why most lies have some sort of basis in fact, and even the most committed fabulists rarely weave their stories entirely out of whole cloth, but work with a substratum of truth.

And so it is with News Ltd's war against the Greens, and in particular its fantasy that federal Labor has gone into "coalition" with the Greens and handed over the agenda-setting to them, thus giving unjustified traction to all the fringe values (science, enlightenment, compassion, etc) that its readers hate.