For a while it was said that we were living in a post-modern world and I have to admit, I am not sure what is the category we are supposed to be in today. Anyway, in this post-modern world and yet even today it is said that one generality is that truth is relative. It is said that what may be true for you may not be true for me and what may be true for me may not be true for you. Of course, those of us who believe there are certain truths which are undeniable, have a difficult time with those who refuse to acknowledge such truths as it were.
Also Pilate did not understand Jesus, a king, living as a servant. Why would Jesus allow this to happen to Himself if He was a king, even a god? For Pilate none of the accusations, none of the hype and hoopla made any sense. And so Pilate did not understand truth, especially not as he was hearing it.