Synonyms to last-minute lie

character assassination, attack, backbiting, backstabbing, belittlement, blackening, calumny, defamation, defamation of character, defilement, denigration, depreciation, dirt, dirty politics, disparagement, gossip column, juicy morsel, malicious defamation, malicious gossip, muckraking, mudslinging, mudslinging campaign, name-calling, political canard, revilement, roorback, scandal, scandalmongering, slander, smear, smear campaign, smear word, tidbit, vilification, whispering campaign, roor