A friend sent me this video of Bill Gates’ recent interview on PBS. He was surprised with some questions about his involvement with Jeffrey Epstein. Take a minute and watch for yourself. What you do you think?
Here’s my analysis. Overall, he doesn’t really answer any of her questions directly. His mouth is moving but clearly he’s trying to sidestep the issue. There’s plenty of lies by omission here.
In more detail:
He won’t give an answer on what he knew about Epstein before taking the meetings. And smiles a few times as he speaks. Does he think he’s getting away with his non answer? He fidgets with his fingers particularly with his ring finger on his left hand-that’s where people fidget if they have stress in their marriage, which we know he did, being divorced now. Then at the end of this comment he gives a tight upside down smile which says embarrassment.
He only says he regretted having the meetings when asked what he did when he found out about Epstein’s behavior. He shrugs with his palms up and says there’s nothing new on that. The shrug says uncertainty and his palms up like that may say he’s telling his truth. Which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the truth. Clearly in this case he’s avoiding it. And we see that tight upside down smile or embarrassment again.
Then he’s asked the question ‘Is there a lesson in this?’ Which brings us to this month’s contest. What’s your analysis of his answer? I’m looking for both body language and words. The best 3 answers get a copy of my book, How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft. (mailed to you if you’re in the US. E-book if you’re in Canada.) Good luck!
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