Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Statement Analysis: Sandy Alderson on Steroids


NY Mets General Manager, Sandy Alderson said he had “absolutely no recollection” of any conversation in which Tony La Russa, then as manager in Oakland, approached him, as the team’s GM, with suspicions that some of their players were using steroids, as La Russa said in a published report last weekend.
I spent a lot of time thinking about those kinds of circumstances over the years, particularly eight or nine years ago,” Alderson said. “I have absolutely no recollection whatsoever of any such conversation.”
The need for emphasis is what weakens his denial.
"I spent a lot of time thinking..." is truthful. It is when he moves to the present tense that the statement has sensitivity indicators.  
What would a truthful denial sound like?
"I don't recall speaking about..."

Alderson's job utilizes negotiations, which presupposes the withholding of information. His language often shows deception, via withholding information.  It is expected. 

Here, however, he was responding to a specific conversation; one of great importance and although 'common sense' (if it still exists) says, "he knows!" but it is in the Statement Analysis principle following that we are able to show, within his own language, that he is deceptive about not remembering. 
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3 comments:

New England Water Blog said...

Classic use of the liars number by a classic liar.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/deval_patrick_comments_running.html

john said...

OT Update.

Nathaniel Kibby Held on $1M Bail in Abigail Hernandez Kidnap

e New Hampshire man accused of kidnapping teenager Abigail Hernandez nine months ago was held on $1 million bail Monday as the victim looked on from the first row.

Nathaniel Kibby, 34, did not enter a plea and did not object to the high bail, which will keep him behind bars until an Aug. 12 probable cause hearing.

Abigail, 15, sat calmly with family members during the brief hearing, feet away from Kibby, who was wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and had his hands shackled.

Kibby is charged with one felony count of kidnapping. Affidavits outlining the case against him were sealed, to the dismay of his public defender, Jesse Friedman.

"Mr. Kibby is entitled constitutionally to this information," Friedman said.

The associate attorney general, Jane Young, said the papers should remain under seal because the investigation is in its early stages.

"There are searches being conducted at the defendant's house," she said.

Abigail vanished Oct. 9 while walking home from Kennett High School in Conway and returned a week ago under mysterious circumstances.

Little information about Abigail's kidnapping, captivity or release has emerged, but NBC affiliate NECN quoted sources as saying she was locked up in a container on Kibby's trailer-park lot in Gorham.

Authorities said Monday that information from Abigail led them to the suspect.

"We are relieved that this is finally over," Zenya Hernandez said in a statement after Monday's arrest. "We are relaxing now and spending time with one another. We appreciate the support of all those who've been with us since the beginning."

A neighbor of Kibby said he moved into the mobile-home park in Gorham about five years ago and kept to himself as he walked through the neighborhood with his Doberman.

"He just gave you weird vibes," said another neighbor, Kayla Delisle. "You stayed away from him as much as you could."

A former high school classmate, Tim Wiggin, said that when he knew him in high school, Kibby was an oddball who wore dark trench coats, talked about how he was a vampire and formed a small club called The Vipers.

"He was a real loner," Wiggin said.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nathaniel-kibby-held-1m-bail-abigail-hernandez-kidnap-n167591

culpeper said...

TraceyP, you goofed.