Some of us would hold that the set of 'all statistics' is the Truth. The mathematical representation of what happens is about as close as you can get to reality on paper.

I think you actually mean 'people use statistics to support their lies'. Statistics can be used to emphasis one piece of information; if this information is given in an misleading context, you can mislead most people. In the proper context, a statistic is true, but that context is all the other statistics, with emphasis on none.

Of course, you could also just make up something and call it a statistic, but it's not, it's just a lie. This is no different from calling a bottle of bubbly water a fusion reactor; you can call it that all you want, but it's just plain **not**. If a statistic doesn't represent a real account of real events, it's not a real statistic.