The color black takes a lot of heat and I tried to find another phrase to use instead of that but it just fit more than any other phrase I found.
Everyone now knows that Casey Anthony lies and she really lies well. So well that I believe she actually believes some of her lies. She actually led police to where she said she was currently employed, when in fact she had not worked there for a long time.
I am not going to accuse Casey of being a habitual liar or a compulsive liar or even a pathological liar because I do not have an appreciation of each category of lying.
William Safire once called Hillary Clinton a “congenital” liar – he was playing with words. He actually meant “congential” but Safire, one who has a handle on the English language, spelled it incorrectly twice, so he did it intentionally.
Another person, at a later date, when asked about the Safire quote, said, “I thought Bill Clinton was the one who lied about his genitals.
On a side note, Bill Clinton was convicted of perjury – a classy word for lying and as a result he lost his law licence.
Back to the title of this post and how it relates to Nancy “Twin Mom” disgrace.
In my estimation, Nancy, at the very least exaggerates things – sometimes to the point I believe she pushes the envelope to the point of lying but will always be able to wiggle out by twisting the facts around. I could be kinder and say that she usually exercises poetic license but that would be way too kind for the likes of Nancy Grace.
Several things about Nancy – she heavily screens all her calls so she gets a good number of people calling in to congratulate her about her twins. Nancy had her twins later in life than most mothers and maybe that is why so many people compliment her for having twins.
Apple pie and motherhood – who could find fault with either of those? Surely not me, but I find it amazing after Nancy has just taken off on a tirade on a sapless defense attorney, she shifts gear and guess what? The first caller “conveniently” starts off by saying something wonderful about her twins. Nancy immediately switches from being hateful and ugly to almost being Mother Teresa – a Jekyl and Hyde transition that could compete with any living actor or actress.
That transition worries me – I am not a medical or mental health professional but when I see her transition like that I just thank God I am not in a dark alley with her. I really believe that transition shows that she is really an actress on the air or she is really so consumed with herself she does not even know she is doing it. If the later is the case, she scares the hell out of me – really!
Another “card” she plays is that she got into law because her boyfriend was murdered. When she mentions that event it usually follows someone criticizing her – like the interview she just had with Bill O’Reilly where he asked her about her grilling Casey Anthony and how her old boss at CourtTV called her a monster. Nancy rebounded with “I respect our justice system, I have dedicated my life to our justice system since my fiancé was murdered back in 1979, sometimes working 3 and 4 jobs at a time (tearing up) so I could seek justice in the court as a prosecutor”.
Nancy conveniently uses the death of her fiancé and also uses her twins like props on a stage in a way to divert attention from her nastiness.
Okay, now lets look at the issue of lying.
Today, I read an interesting article on the art of lying and things each of us can look for to determine if someone is lying.
The author went on to describe how we all could become “human” lie detectors.
He said there were eight suspicious behaviors we should look for. Individually, they can be just a sign of stress or just a mannerism of that person, but when two or three of these behaviors happen when “lying” would be beneficial for the person in question, you should become skeptical.
A change in the voice’s pitch.
A change in the rate of speech.
A sudden increase in the number of “ums” and “ahs.”
A change in eye contact. Normally, one makes eye contact one-quarter to one-half of the time. If suddenly, at the convenient moment to lie, he’s staring at you or looking away, beware.
Turning his body away from you, even if just slightly.
Suddenly being able to see the white on the top and bottom of a person’s eyes, not just the sides.
A hand reaching, even if momentarily, to cover part of the face, especially the mouth.
Nervous movement of feet or legs.
One important caveat though, for you to notice a change you must have a baseline to compare the change against, so observe this person when a conversation is dealing with inconsequential issues.
Regarding Nancy, and how the list applies to her, Nancy is usually alone on her show and all her guests appear in boxes on the screen so you seldom see her turning away from someone – and because she is sitting behind some kind of desk or counter, no one can see any movement of her feet.
She does change her rate of speech frequently and her pitch and she uses body movements, especially her head to emphasize when she goes into “nasty” mode.
One thing Nancy does at times, when I feel she is at least exaggerating, is to be off camera during that part of the sentence. During the trial, when Nancy was really stretching the truth, she was not even on camera.
Like tonight, Nancy was talking about Casey being flown from Orlando, FL to Panama City, FL to Houston, TX to Prescott, AZ to Santa Anna, CA and finally at San Carlos, CA. The slide showing this said the approximate cost was $20,000 for the flight.
Nancy ended by saying that “Tot Mom” lands in California – which is probably a stretch of the truth. The flight made five stops and I would bet a good amount of money on Casey deplaning at one of the intermediate stops such as Houston or even Prescott but Nancy tried to sensationalize the probability of this young party mom deplaning near Hollywood. Is that a big lie – no, but Nancy could not simply say that Casey could have deplaned anywhere – that would not have been “Tabloid” enough to rile her viewers. Also, throughout the remainder of the show, Nancy said that the flight cost was $50,000 instead of the $20,000 that was on the slide she presented – another way Nancy exaggerates and could easily say it was an “honest” mistake.
The Hollywood statement was after she was off camera so no one would see her facial gesture to get a read on her exaggerating to say the lease.
So, just like the Mission Impossible shows of yesteryear, I have an assignment for anyone who will be kind enough to accept it, I would like someone to step up and review the list of eight behaviors and compare those to Nancy’s actions on some future episodes.
There is no phone booth, like there was on Mission Impossible, to walk into and listen to a prerecorded tape that destroys itself.
Oh, for those of you who are not old enough to remember, I am talking about the TV series Mission Impossible and not the Tom Cruise movie of the same name.
I have no money to pay anyone here for being “human lie detectors” – if any of you do this it is just to help determine if Nancy stretches the truth to the point of lying.
All in all, I believe that “Twin Mom” lies a lot more that “Tot Mom”, but “Twin Mom” does it in the name of justice, so that is okay.
Well, I am running out of steam here. It’s getting late and I need to get this posted.
Thanks to anyone and everyone who made it to the end of this blog. Good Evening.