Friday, July 31, 2015

Denials in Current News Stories Examined


This was submitted by a new student of analysis as part of the requirements of the course.  Going from blog reader to actual study is a greater leap than what one might expect.

What do you make of the conclusions?

By including the links, the student allows for the context which assists in the conclusion.  Statement Analysis is a scientific process, rather than guess work without a reference point.  Therefore, if any answer is incorrect, we should be able to identify the error, trace its origin, and correct ourselves.

This is why it is reliable.

Look for accuracy, and look, especially, if a conclusion is premature; that is, do we need more sample for certainty?  I have not added emphasis.

It takes time to learn, but much more time to practice, and many corrections to bring forth consistent quality.  The understanding of human nature is something that takes many years to learn, and by studying statements, you are, in effect, studying human nature.

Copy/paste and explain that which warrants detail.

Unreliable Denial:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13317808/reggie-jackson-acknowledges-confrontation-denies-shoving-fan-cooperstown

"I was upset because it was kind of an 'over and over' thing," Jackson said Saturday. "It's 10:00 at night -- it's time to go home. Leave us alone. So the words got heated. But as far as anybody touching someone, that did not come from me."

Unreliable Denial:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/british-holidaymaker-denies-feeding-seagull-ketamine-on-a-chip-in-viral-video-10410780.html

“My mate put salt on a chip and a seagull ate it while I filmed.“It's called a joke. I have my mother on Twitter do you think I would publicly post something like that if it was what it's made out to be?
“It's called sarcasm! Making a joke out of it because of people like you overreacting to something that wasn’t even what it was made out to be.”


Unreliable Denial:

http://quentinmiller.tumblr.com/post/124938364407

I am not and never will be a “ghostwriter” for drake.. Im proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together .. 

Reliable Denial:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/26/clinton-denies-sending-classified-information-from-private-email-server/
She makes several unreliable denials prior to this but finally says:

"I think there's so much confusion around this that I understand why reporters and the public are asking questions, but the facts are pretty clear. I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time," she said.

12 comments:

Kellie said...

Regarding the Bill Cosby situation....

Hef said at the time, “I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved.”

Future tense statement, not reliable. Right?

Anonymous said...

"I am not and never will be a “ghostwriter” for drake..."

but maybe I was in the past?

Sus said...

Reggie Jackson
"I was upset because it was kind of an 'over and over' thing," Jackson said Saturday. "It's 10:00 at night -- it's time to go home. Leave us alone. So the words got heated. But as far as anybody touching someone, that did not come from me."

-He places emotions in his first sentence.
-there are two blues with "because" and "so." He is explaining, or telling why something happened...that he says didn't happen.
-What is "a kind of an 'over and over' thing"? Again, blaming someone else for something he says he didn't do.
-Goes into present tense at time of incident.
-"Leave US alone." spreads the guilt.
-"the" before " words" acknowledges a familiarity. There were words.
- "So the words got heated." Is passive. He has a need to deceive, not take responsibility for "the words."
-"anybody" and "someone" conceals identity.
-"touching" is not what he is accused of, and is certainly a downgrade from pushing and shoving.
-"that did not come from me." is not a reliable denial.



John mcgowan said...

I would like to know first off. Are all these said in the "Free Editing Process" and or answers to questions

"I was upset because it was kind of an 'over and over' thing," Jackson said Saturday. "It's 10:00 at night -- it's time to go home. Leave us alone. So the words got heated. But as far as anybody touching someone, that did not come from me."

Who are "anybody" and "Somebody"? What is his internal definition of "touching"?
How does he describe "heated"?

What was it "that did not come from me" - him?


"“My mate put salt on a chip and a seagull ate it while I filmed.“It's called a joke. I have my mother on Twitter do you think I would publicly post something like that if it was what it's made out to be?
“It's called sarcasm! Making a joke out of it because of people like you overreacting to something that wasn’t even what it was made out to be.”


I believe this is a strong statement. He begins with the "My mate" "i filmed" "a seagull" more information needed?

"I am not and never will be a “ghostwriter” for drake.. Im proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together" ..

Present and future tense. What about in the past?

Clinton is misquoted. Listen to the VT

She does not say " I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time,"

She says "I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received"

Dee said...

Reliable Denial:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/26/clinton-denies-sending-classified-information-from-private-email-server/

She makes several unreliable denials prior to this but finally says:

"I think there's so much confusion around this that I understand why reporters and the public are asking questions, but the facts are pretty clear. I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time," she said.



Before seeing John's comment stating she was misquoted, I didn't find this to be a reliable denial due to the words in bold. She qualified the statement thereby weakening the assertion that she had disclosed classified information on her private server. By specifying that she did not send/receive information that was classified at the time, she fails to deny that she was exchanging information that was ultimately classified. Is this language enough to qualify as an indication of deception? Regardless, it is not a reliable denial given the concern is the exchange of information that is classified now.

Dee said...

*had not disclosed classified information on her private server.

Sorry, typed that wrong.

Sus said...

I love the Quentin Miller / Drake one.

I am not and never will be a “ghostwriter” for drake.. Im proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together ..

If he'd left well enough alone and stopped at "I am not .." we'd have s reliable denial. But he added "never will be," He didn't say he's never written for drake. He said he never will in the future.

It's interesting that he puts ghostwriter in quotes when he doesn't bother to punctuate contractions or capitalize.

He admits they've collaborated. I'd like to know what "collaborated" means to him and to drake. Whatever it is, he "could never take credit." Could - can - ability - never can - signed agreement??

This is too bad. I love drake's work. I'll have to start watching for Quentin Miller's.

Oakley A said...


I was upset because it was kind of an 'over and over' thing," Jackson said Saturday. "It's 10:00 at night -- it's time to go home. Leave us alone. So the words got heated. But as far as anybody touching someone, that did not come from me."

*  switched pronoun leave "us" alone-sharing
* "so" the words got heated (sensitive)
* BUT followed by touching -cause and effect. The words got heated and there was "touching".
* who's someone and who's anybody?
*that-distancing
* that (the touching) did not come from (originate) from me. Does't mean there was no reciprocation of touching.

My mate put salt on a chip and a seagull ate it while I filmed.“It's called a joke. I have my mother on Twitter do you think I would publicly post something like that if it was what it's made out to be?
“It's called sarcasm! Making a joke out of it because of people like you overreacting to something that wasn’t even what it was made out to be.”

*Preachy, anti-allegation, shaming

I am not and never will be a “ghostwriter” for drake.. I'm proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together .. 

 *NEVER NEVER Easier form of deception

Pineapple said...

Peter, please please please:

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/21/Woman-reports-sighting-jet-Raja-Dalelah-Im-convinced-I-saw-aircraft-near-Andaman-islands/

Thank you please!

Anonymous said...

Awww.... Sweet little puppy in the photo! He makes you want to pick him up and give him a hug and a squeeze.

Anonymous said...

O/T

Has anyone watched this interview by Andrea Mitchell with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards?

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/08/03/andrea-mitchell-pp-vids-taken-out-of-context/

I heard lots of marbles rolling out, but there is a nice fat juicy marble at about 6:21 -6:25 that I would call an admission of guilt. Anybody care to watch it to see if they can pinpoint it and if they agree with me?

Peter, would you consider analysing this interview and her statements?

foodnerd said...


Happy Friday, everyone!

After much digging I finally found semi-current update, July 23, on Julie Faker–-er, uh, Baker!:
http://patch.com/maryland/perryhall/40k-later-relentlessly-gay-yard-unchanged

PAtch has an article noting her yard is no more relentless or gay than the day she created her gofundme, with artfully displayed before and after comparisons. The writer quoted Baltimore PD that they are still actively investigating:

~~~~Quoting Elizabeth Janney of Patch~~~

"Cpl. John Wachter of the Baltimore County Police Department told Patch Thursday, July 23, that police have obtained the note, and the case is under investigation.

'The case, which is classified as [a] suspicious condition, remains [open] while detectives investigate what happened,' Wachter said.


Read more at http://m.snopes.com/2015/06/18/relentlessly-gay/#ZjdxZpWhFxE8mq5I.99"

~~~~ end copy-paste, back to foodnerd~~~

According to Janner, police told her Fak--Baker (gosh, why do I keep hitting the same wrong key?), has complained in the past that an anonymous neighbor threatened her.


Sorry about the typo again! Gosh, I would feel just terrible if I spoiled her day making her think about what may be lurking in her near future, or invade her dreams tonight! To avoid further mess-ups I'll just use her first name.

Anybody know anything else that's up with Jailie?

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