Now I’m watching Tiger King on Netflix. I wouldn’t normally. But I’ve been asked 5 times in the last 2 days about it. So I thought I’d better check it out. And I’ve got more time on my hands lately in quarantine. So here I am.
If you haven’t watched or know what it is, here’s the scoop. It’s a true crime documentary on Netflix about big cat zookeepers, the competition between them and a murder. They’re all quite unusual and it’s fun to watch.
One of them, is Carole Baskin whose husband disappeared. The big question is if she fed him to the tigers or not.
I was sent this clip to analyze. Are there signs of deception here?
Here’s my take. I’d like to see more.
The problem is that they edited out what question she’s asked. If she’s asked ‘Did you feed your husband to the tigers?’ then she uses way too many words to say no. And is likely guilty. Truthful people say the minimum they need to say to get their point across.
If she’s asked ‘What do you think of the theory that you fed your husband to the tigers?’ there’s disbelief in that eye roll. It looks like this interview is made for tv not an official law enforcement investigation. She may have been asked to repeat some of the question in her answer.
She does close her eyes as she said ‘feed my husband to the tigers. That can indicate that she doesn’t want to see that incident that either really happened or that she’s imagining happened.
All crime documentaries I’ve seen have an undercurrent of a spin. They’re all trying to make a point and lead you to a conclusion.
I’ll watch as I have time and report back. Stay tuned.