Sunday, March 3, 2013
Statement Analysis: Mark Redwine on Polygraph
Well… I didn’t have a lot of Jim Beam. I mean, I wanna make that… When I say ½ bottle I’m not talking about a big bottle, I’m talking about a small bottle, like a pint size…
Mark Redwine did not take the polygraph test. He was not feeling "well"; was one of his reasons. Please note that he did not say the small bottle was a "pint" but avoided telling the polygrapher what size bottle, instead used "like" to qualify it.
He cannot commit to saying that he drank a half of a pint of Jim Bean. We cannot say it for him.
So what was it that affected you to the point where we couldn’t go forward?
The polygrapher attempts to get the subject to commit to canceling the polygraph and taking responsibility for it. The subject's son has been missing for 3 months and for 3 months, he has been accused and now has the opportunity to take it.
Well…and I guess when you were asking me these questions and you asked that question and I responded to it and I gave you my answer, I guess I was… I was expecting another question to follow that one, and… and…and at that point when it stopped
"I guess" is reduced commitment. He doesn't even believe his own lies.
"These questions" is plural and the word "these" indicates closeness; yet:
"and you asked that question", with the word "that" distancing himself.
Note that "I was expecting another question to follow" is additional and irrelevant information making it "doubly" important for us. Here we find him blaming the polygrapher for not asking follow up questions.
He won't take the polygraph because he drank, and because he was expecting more questions.
Well, actually, it wasn’t a question though, Mark. It was a statement by me and I said, well that’s a disqualifier. If you don’t feel well enough to take this test, then we’re not gonna’ do it.
Right…but the question was, do I feel well enough to take it? My response was, No, and…. and… instead of having another question followed behind that, when you reacted to that, and … and… said what you said, I was a bit taken by that.
The word "right" is to agree to "we're not gonna do it": he wasn't going to take the polygraph.
Please note that, again, he does not believe his own excuses. He was "a bit" taken back by not having another question asked. He does not say he was "taken back" by it; only a "bit." This is a tiny amount. Note that his son is missing and he does not report being taken back by his son's disappearance. The anger and frustration on the part of the polygrapher is evident.
Do you wanna’ take it?
This is a 'yes or no' question which indicates that Dr. Phil wants a straight answer, something the polygrapher later said the subject refused to do.
Well I don’t know that… that…. That… At the point we are right now with that question I don’t think that my answer is any different now that it was two hours ago.
Note how far the subject will go to avoid the word "no"; he is acutely aware of how he now looks on national television and does not want to plainly say "no"; instead, he refers to his previous answer. He avoids answering the question, making the question "sensitive" to him.
Question: What would make a polygraph "sensitive" to a parent of a missing child?
So you don’t want to take it.
Dr. Phil wants him to have to make a plain answer, therefore, he repeats the question.
Pause…Not if… if it means that my answer to that question is, no, then it’s no now. You know, maybe now isn’t the time to be taking the polygraph test, and I believe that that’s where we’re at with that
"not if" qualifies his answer, and he refuses the plain response. The question of the polygraph should be considered "highly sensitive" to Mark Redwine.
Note that he uses the word "if" twice, allowing for possibilities.
Note the word "now" is also sensitive, via repetition.
Note the word "that" distances himself from the polygraph. Note "believe" is a weak assertion, coupled with the change of pronoun from "I" to "we"
These indicate that like Casey Anthony walking down the hallway to her "office" in Universal Studio, Mark Redwine walked the hallway of the polygraph intending to rely on his own wits to get him out of it.
"We're going to take it" used the pronoun "we", plural.
Mark Redwine did not intend to take the polygraph, but sought ways to sabotage the plan. He blamed the polygrapher, the test itself, the timing, the alcohol, his son and ex, all in his refusals. He went from being "upset" that he was not respected on television to "well, you asked me if I was feeling well enough..." pointing to the polygrapher.
Mark Redwine, like Casey Anthony, took steps to the process, but sought opportunities to use the intellect in an attempt to deceive.
This is an indication of confidence in his own ability to spin words and avoid direct answers: an accomplished liar since childhood.