It's rather stunning to think that they can attempt to totally change the public perception of an event hardly two years past.
Something this 'in your face' can only mean - either -
they are correct in believing that readers now are so lacking in both critical thinking skills and even short term memory as to be unable to recall common events;
that the psyoperators are so desperate at this point that they are willing to try pretty much anything!
The fact that no one - outside of a couple of oddballs such as present company are willing and able call them out on an obvious lie...
points to the first choice - however - I'm not ruling out BOTH as true!