"Would I lie and go on the Nancy Grace Show?"
Please note that liars have, indeed, gone on the Nancy Grace Show in order to propagate a lie and attempt to control information.
The father's denial of knowing his son down in the basement is close to reliable. The hesitation to state that he is reliable is due to reflective language. He appeared to say it with ease. If this is in the Free Editing Process, it means he did not know his son was in the basement with more than 90% likelihood. When he answers the question with the same language of the Interviewer, it means it is Reflective Language. We cannot call it reliable.
The step mother has refused to take a polygraph, according to reports.
When the father spoke about his wife, he qualified some of his answers. He was not able to say that his wife "knew" but only that she "would" not have kept this from him.
As we are all giving opinions on this case, it reminds us that if journalists had better interview training, even on the fly street interviews, more information would be gleaned.
Nancy Grace and the barbecue "grilling" is her form of leading questions.
Let's remember Billie Jean Dunn who appeared many times on the show, lying, while attempting to control information.
People do go on the Nancy Grace Show and lie, and experts will say just how much they believe the lying subject.
Solid open ended questions get to the truth.
We can tell if someone is lying from the transcripts, without even seeing the body language, based upon the language itself, by applying principle.
Recently, Dr. Paul Ekman said he won't conclusively say if someone is deceptive any longer, unless he, himself, conducts the interview.
In the SCAN technique, all we need is transcripts. The Scientific application of principle (even handed) should produce the same results no matter who does the analysis.
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