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Science Proves Clinton Lies!!! (my title)
Capitol Hill Blue ^ | 09/06/2001 | Doug Thompson

Posted on 09/06/2001 6:46:54 PM PDT by a merkin

Experts say Clinton lied repeatedly during his press conference


Capitol Hill Blue

President Bill Clinton lied repeatedly during his Friday press conference, avoiding the truth when discussing the China spying scandal, his relationship with his wife and charges that he raped Juanita Broaddrick, an analysis by two experts shows.

Capitol Hill Blue hired a psychologist who treats chronic liars and a private investigator who uses voice stress analysis to catch liars. They analyzed the President's press conference live on television and again on videotape.

Their conclusion: The President lied more often than he told the truth. Even when he told the nation that he felt a "scorecard" would show he had been a good President who had told the truth more often than he had lied, he was, in fact, lying.

"The President exhibited all the classic symptoms of pathological prevarication," said Dr. Stephanie Crossfield, a psychologist who treats people who have trouble telling the truth. "His eye movements, gestures, and changes in voice tone all point to a consistent evasion of the truth."

Jonathan Rensley, a private investigator who used a voice stress analyzer to monitor the President's performance during the press conference, agrees.

"In spite of his demeanor, the President's voice patterns showed unusually high levels of stress, consistent with someone who is not telling the truth," Rensley said.

At Capitol Hill Blue's insistence, Dr. Crossfield and Rensley did not make their judgement based on one viewing of the President's performance or by consulting with each other. Both watched the press conference live, then rechecked their findings by viewing a full videotape of the press conference on both Saturday and Sunday to confirm their findings.

Without consulting with each other, they concluded the President was lying at several points in his press conference, including:

Dr. Crossfield said the eyes usually give even the best liars away.

"Eye movement is difficult to control," she said. "The eyes dart away in specific patterns when a person is not telling the truth. The President's eyes dart a lot."

"We love each other very much and we're working at it," Clinton said of his wife and their problems.

Dr. Crossfield said Clinton's eye movement indicated lying when he said he loved his wife. Rensley's voice stress analyzer said the same thing.

And even though the President refused to answer ABC newsman Sam Donaldson's question of his guilt of the charges of rape by Arkansas businesswoman Juanita Broaddrick, both said Clinton's demeanor suggested he was hiding something.

"His eyes looked away in a pattern that is consistent with evasion and concealment," said Dr. Crossfield.

"His body language was not that of a man who was being truthful."

Likewise, Rensley's voice stress analyzer said the President was lying when he said: "There's been a statement made by my attorney. He speaks for me, and I think he spoke quite clearly."

"He's hiding something serious. If I were conducting this test on a potential employee for a client, I would advise against hiring the person because he can't be trusted."

The White House did not return phone calls seeking comment on this report.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
Surprized? -- No??

This was in today's Capitol Hill Blue. I found it interesting -- and a little ominous, given the reputed reliability and the objective nature of voice stress analysis. (The words of any of us might be taped and subject to analysis, even without our knowledge, n'est ce pas?) A little surfing will suffice to show that these kinds of tools are becoming ever more inexpensive and accessible and may give ordinary citizens with a little technical / software savvy the ability to probe the minds of their elected masters and their minions.

BTW, have any of you Freepers out there tried fooling with this stuff?? I heard a fella in DC who does this stuff for a living that if you tape the nightly news and run the tape through VSA you might need to change you britches!

1 posted on 09/06/2001 6:46:54 PM PDT by a merkin
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To: a merkin
Anybody read 'The Clan of the Cave Bear' series? I know it is fiction, but the interesting premise in it is that the Neanderthals could not use speech to communicate because of physical limitations (similar to the great apes) but had a highly developed sign language. As the story went, they could not lie to each other - the gestures and body language did not allow it. I believe that one of the consequences of our spoken language is that we are very capable of lying and being lied to (without knowing it). What these experts are doing is reverting to "hearing" the silent language of the body, which is not nearly so easy to lie with.
2 posted on 09/06/2001 7:11:30 PM PDT by FairWitness
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To: a merkin
Are you sure of the date of this article?
3 posted on 09/06/2001 7:24:36 PM PDT by WillaJohns
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To: a merkin
This was in today's Capitol Hill Blue

It was originally published in the March 22, 1999 edition of Capitol Hill Blue,

4 posted on 09/06/2001 7:46:44 PM PDT by Steve Schulin
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To: Steve Schulin
Thanks for the research. I felt like I had fallen into a time warp.
5 posted on 09/06/2001 8:11:10 PM PDT by wife-mom
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