You’ve heard the old joke: How do you know when politicians are lying? It’s whenever they open their mouths.
Lies and politics go hand in hand, more so now than ever. And yes today in this newsletter I’m gonna show some examples of deception in politics. So if you’re gonna get upset you can go ahead and delete this now. If you want to use current events as an example to learn more about how to spot a liar, keep reading.
The Mueller report about the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia was recently released. It got pretty detailed about the firing of FBI chief James Comey. Why exactly was he fired?
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said several times that ‘He had lost the confidence of the rank and file agents.’ She’s now admitted to lying about that, calling it a slip of the tongue.
Note: A slip of the tongue is usually one word that accidentally slips out and is corrected pretty quickly. And it’s VERY accurate in determining what’s really on someone’s mind. The several sentences she used at different times about this situation go way beyond a slip of the tongue into intentional lying
How could you have known before now that she was lying? Did she show any signs? Check out this video to see for yourself:
Notice how in the first segment at :23 she shakes her head no as she says Comey lost the confidence of the rank and file. That’s a big tell. Head shaking means no.
And in the 2nd segment she can’t hold back little smiles and almost takes delight in answering the questions. It’s most prevalent at 1:01. There’s a term for what’s she’s showing. It’s called Duper’s Delight. This is deeply unconscious. She thinks she’s getting away with the lie and having fun doing it. We also saw this from Tom Brady and Tonya Harding just to name a few.
At 2:11 as she said there were no inaccuracies in the statement, notice how as she looks down you can see her left corner of the mouth raise up. That can say contempt, which is defined as moral superiority. It’s not always connected to lying but can be a hot spot. In this case it seems to go hand in hand.
Then at 3:36 we see the dupers delight again. And we also hear her get defensive about the line of questioning, calling the reporters ‘obsessed’. These 2 hot spots do reveal deception and the report backs it up.
I think we’ll have plenty of opportunities to see more lies as this report gets unpacked in the coming weeks and months. Now you’ll have the tools to know more than is immediately obvious.
Now for this month’s contest:
The first 3 people to answer correctly get a copy of my book, How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft.
Watch this video. How do you know that full transparency did not happen in the report?