Deliberate misinterpretation of a subject; Useful tool for political speech writers
to misrepresent facts; Choice
to misunderstand or to created misinformation for personal motives; Creating a "strawman" in an argument to alter the truth; Misread on purpose; Take in the wrong
with "misconstrue" which does
"The senator's speechwriters chose to misconscrew his opponent's words
to make them appear to mean something they clearly did not."
"She misconscrewed his meaning
to create a strawman to attack rather than confront his true meaning
"Although he knew exactly what she meant, he misconcrewed her meaning
to avoid discussing her feelings, instead focusing on something completely unrelated"