How to tell when a politician is lying or being sincereSubmitted by Ian56 on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 07:11
Body language, posture and voice analysis
Politicians get coaching in this sort of thing from experts, to try and hide when they are lying to the general public and come across as more sincere or believable.
However these things are very difficult to hide from these same experts.
The alternative scenario of when they are telling the truth can also be determined with a large degree of accuracy.
I am surprised I have not seen any analysis on this from TV interviews, the Republican debates or Obama’s State of the Union Address etc.
This is now very common in other countries elections, it is becoming routine.
And yet I have seen no analysis of this sort of thing by the US media and Americans invented/developed a lot of these techniques.
It would certainly make for same great stories / TV programmes.
For instance this guy is being passionate and truthful in these sound clips.
This guy is definitely trying to cover things up, even though the TV Presenter is trying to coach him through it.
The programme maker makes fun of it because it is so obvious, though he does not use any scientific analysis.
It is usually much more difficult to tell when politicians are being sincere or when they are lying than in the above two examples, but experts can tell via a series of clues.
As above, politicians receive training as to how to come across as sincere.