Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rafael Palmeiro: "Never" in Statement Analysis
As we have seen on many cases, the word "never" is not considered a reliable denial, and should not be taken as such.
If someone says, "I never took drugs", it is unreliable. If the person says, "I did not take drugs. I never have..." or if when asked, "Have you ever?", the word "never" is appropriate.
By itself, it is a word that liars use. Marion Jones and Lance Armstrong "never" doped.
Here, we have the use of the word "never" and the proverbial finger wagging: