Monday, March 7, 2016
Peyton Manning's Denial
Peyton Manning has made a denial of sorts.
Note how he violates the principle of a Reliable Denial while giving us additional information:
"It is sad that some people don't understand the truth and the facts. I did not do what has been alleged, and I am not interested in re-litigating something that happened to me when I was 19 years old."
If you thought "nothing happened" when he was 19, you now know differently and it is something that could be "litigated."
The Reliable Denial has 3 components. If one is missing or changed, it is no longer reliable. If a 4th or 5th is added, it is no longer reliable.
Here, he says
"I did not do what has been alleged"
1. "I" pronoun = Reliable
2. "did not" is past tense and is just as Reliable as "didn't" statistically
3. Allegation answered?
"I did not do...what has been alleged" deliberately leaves out what was alleged.
His statements continue to show deception. He did not do "what has been alleged", which is not only non described, but it is also passive voice; concealing identity.
Yet, "what happened" could be "litigated" but it is not because he is not "interested."
It is close to an admission. It is an admission in that "it happened" but it is not a confession in that he does not take responsibility instead he gives us even more insight into his personality as a 19 year old and as a 40 year old:
he blames the victim.
This is not a man who takes personal responsibility and likely has more that he has "been gotten out of" by others.