Antibiotic-resistant flesh-eating infection Lanny Davis published a column in the Hill yesterday deploring the media's terrible rush to judgment against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Because the NFL's self-commissioned investigation into the Ray Rice scandal failed to find evidence that the league had done wrong, Davis wrote, all the various outlets that had reported on the other evidence of the league's wrongdoing owed Goodell an apology.

It's a classic specimen of Davis' patented deceptiveness and smarm—at one point, he notes that if the league had seen the video of Rice's domestic assault, which it claims it had not, "the NFL might have been accused of interfering in an ongoing criminal investigation."

But more than just showing Davis' talents as a static bullshitter, the column turned into a demonstration of the dynamic crisis-management skills that have made Lanny Davis a well-paid go-to liar for all the worst people on the planet. When Davis promoted his Goodell column on Twitter, National Journal's Ron Fournier responded with a simple question: "Have you worked for NFL or a NFL team?"

Davis replied with a dumb and obvious lie:

Lanny Davis, of course, has taken money from the worst owner in the NFL, Washington's Daniel Snyder, to help Snyder concoct fake support for his doomed and racist crusade to discredit the Native Americans who want the team to stop using a racial slur as its name.

Because he is a professional liar, Davis could—and did!—argue that he had only denied working for the NFL, not for one of the individual teams that make up the NFL and fund its operations, including paying Goodell's salary. That was what he tried to do in the back end of the tweet, after he directly answered Fournier's direct question with "no," falsely.

Ethics, Davis argued, did not require him to disclose that particular financial relationship with a professional football team in the course of his defending professional football.

Media-relations expert that he is, Davis publicly tried to get Fournier to take their conversation off Twitter:

And then had a full-on Twitter tantrum in response to the various people who'd pointed out that he was lying:

"You don't read English," Lanny Davis wrote, after having responded to the question "Have you worked for NFL or a NFL team?" with "no ... never."

He also threw in a complaint about "vicious Twitter":

Despite Davis' furious insistence that there was no reason for him to disclose his relationship with Snyder, the Hill added an editors' note to his column at 5:27 p.m. today, making the disclosure. And Davis immediately took credit for it:

Technically, he left off the noun that would say who updated the tag line. But what had been a matter of ethical principle at 4 p.m. was "nothing intentional" at 5:45.

"Just missed this." If you're counting, that's Lanny Davis lying about lying about a lie he told.