Brett Kavanaugh’s Rage & Tears Are Revealing, Body Language Expert Says
Brett Kavanaugh’s Rage & Tears Are Revealing, Body Language Expert Says Natalie Gontcharova Reblog View photos Brett Kavanaugh’s forceful, aggressive testimony stood in stark contrast with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s polite deference as they both testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. We have to be careful and remember that behavioral analysis alone cannot determine somebody’s guilt or innocence, says body language expert Patti Wood , author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma . After analyzing his testimony, she says that in these circumstances you can’t declare someone guilty or innocent. But she says it’s worth to highlight revealing moments that say a lot about who he is. “His extreme emotions and inability to control his anger, rage, contempt, and tears is revealing,” Wood tells Refinery29. “I have analyzed dozens of congressional hearings and I have never seen someone questioned this broad range of emotions or this intensity.” Wood says Kavanaugh used emotions that are known as “cover emotions” in deception detection; anger, “victim tears,” and laughter. Those emotions can be sincere and could be because he is innocent, but they can also “cover” guilt, she says. “His tears seem real and they can certainly call forth empathy,” she continues. “They can show that he is absolutely innocent, but I have also seen in my work throughout the years that people who are ‘caught’ sometimes cry because they feel like victims of circumstances. I have additional problem with somebody crying during their congressional testimony. I have seen people eviscerated during congressional testimony. He was not questioned with the same intensity as many have been. He’s the first person I’ve ever seen cry.” Brett Kavanaugh gets emotional and breaks down in tears as he mentions his father: “Why did I keep calendars? My dad started keeping detailed calendars of his life in 1978.””In 9th grade, in 1980, I started keeping calendars of my own” https://t.co/kFr2EJ9Z1F #KavanaughHearings pic.twitter.com/53aLLjtzUA — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 27, 2018 She noted that throughout the testimony, Kavanaugh both evaded questions and redefined their terms. For example, he said he didn’t do anything of a “sexual nature” to Dr. Ford. Wood questioned: What is his definition of sexual nature — he was never asked this — and did he say “Dr. Ford” on purpose, because her last name was Blasey when she was 15? “I have seen this technique used so often by liars,” she says. “He has a habit of rephrasing and redefining terms and of not answering direct questions.” This doesn’t necessarily mean somebody is guilty, but it is an interesting habit. View photos Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images. More Another example of evasion is when he responded to Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s question, “Have you ever blacked out” with “belligerent and attacking nonverbal cues,” and responding with a question rather than an answer, “Have YOU ever blacked out?” Wood says he used humor and the “everybody does it, we all like beer response” in response to the questions about drinking. “I was very briefly a substance abuse counselor and I had to question people every week on their drinking and their behavior. I would have asked him more specific questions like, How many beers did you typically drink at a party? What is the most you ever had to drink in one evening? … The drinking questions are critical to the assault allegations and it was interesting that that line of questioning was interrupted.” Wood says that a key piece of Dr. Ford’s testimony was revelatory, when she said that the laughter of Kavanaugh and Mark Judge is the strongest impression in her memory. “If Kavanagh did it, and he was laughing he may not have seen it or felt it as anything but ‘horseplay,'” says Wood. “He may not have had it register in his memory as anything wrong or bad. And or if he was drunk he may not have remembered at all. This is important because his anger is so strong and he seems so emphatic, and he could actually feel he never did anything like this.” Wood emphasized that we still don’t know the truth. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Hillary Clinton makes a surprise guest appearance on ‘Murphy Brown’
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Hillary Clinton makes a surprise guest appearance on ‘Murphy Brown’ Hillary Clinton made an unannounced appearance as Murphy Brown’s latest candidate for secretary and noted, “I do have some experience with emails.” Post to Facebook Hillary Clinton makes a surprise guest appearance on ‘Murphy Brown’ Hillary Clinton made an unannounced appearance as Murphy Brown’s latest candidate for secretary and noted, “I do have some experience with emails.” Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2Iq1Aao Cancel Send A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Hillary Clinton makes a surprise guest appearance on ‘Murphy Brown’ Susan Haas and Gary Levin, USA TODAY Published 10:22 p.m. ET Sept. 27, 2018 | Updated 12:51 p.m. ET Sept. 28, 2018 CLOSE Hillary Clinton was a guest star on “Murphy Brown” to apply for a job as secretary. Keri Lumm reports. Buzz60 Hillary Clinton was a surprise guest star as one of Murphy’s aspiring secretaries on the CBS revival of “Murphy Brown.” (Photo: CBS) CONNECT COMMENT EMAIL MORE “Murphy Brown” fans got a long-awaited welcome back … from Hillary Clinton. The former Democratic presidential nominee made a surprise appearance as Murphy’s (Candice Bergen) latest candidate for the revolving-door position of secretary. When Murphy observes she looks like someone else, Clinton responds, “My name is spelled with one ‘L.’ ” Clinton goes on to reassure her prospective employer, “For four years I was the secretary of a very large organization,” adding “I do have some experience with emails.” Does Murphy finally get her dream secretary?! Here’s how #MurphyBrown scored @HillaryClinton ! pic.twitter.com/7vnEMVjDeY — Murphy Brown (@MurphyBrownCBS) September 28, 2018 Her cameo came during the reboot’s premiere Thursday evening. “It was actually Candice’s idea, even before I set pen to paper. She said, ‘You know who would make a great secretary? The Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,'” says creator Diane English. When English sent Clinton the script, including the email jokes, she thought, “OK, they’re going to take that out, and they didn’t; they loved it,” she says. “She has a great sense of humor, actually, though it’s not something that always comes across. Which is why I thought this was good for her to do as well, and she agreed.” The scene was taped in mid-August, without an audience, and kept under wraps, even as Clinton will also appear in the Oct. 7 season opener of another CBS series, “Madam Secretary,” about a fictional one. The “Murphy Brown” premiere took plenty of other swipes at the current state of politics and the media. Murphy’s son, Avery (Jake McDorman), returns to Washington to work for the Wolf Network, where Murphy notes, “all the male anchors are conspiracy theorists and all the women are dead behind the eyes.”
Candice Bergen returns as the eponymous broadcast news legend in the revival of “Murphy Brown.” (Photo: Jojo Whilden/CBS) When Avery points out that the people he’s met around the nation “deserve a voice,” she says, “They’ve got one. It’s orange, lives in the Oval Office and is Facebook friends with Putin.” “Murphy Brown” airs Thursdays on CBS (9:30 EDT/PDT).
When a Day Care Owner Retired, These Parents Did an Amazing Thing (13 photos)
My Houzz TV When a Day Care Owner Retired, These Parents Did an Amazing Thing Watch a California community thank Dina Saari for taking care of its kids by surprising her with a renovated condo Mitchell Parker September 28, 2018 Houzz Editorial Staff. Home design journalist writing about cool spaces, innovative trends, breaking news, industry analysis and humor. Houzz Editorial Staff. Home design journalist writing about cool spaces, innovative… More Email Save Comment 13 Like 79 Print Embed Click “Embed” to display an article on your own website or blog. Dina Saari spent more than two decades lovingly looking after children at the day care she ran at her home in Mountain View, California. Her warm, caring demeanor — she’d always greet the kids every morning on her knees with open arms — made her seem like a family member to the parents of the children she watched. “It’s like sending them to grandma’s house,” says Jennifer Friedman, who had two of her five kids attend Saari’s Kids for Tomorrow day care. So when Saari recently announced that she was retiring and downsizing from her home to a two-bedroom condo, a community of about 35 parents who’d sent their kids to Saari over the years got together to surprise her with a renovation of the kitchen, living room and main bedroom, and updates to her master bathroom. “We wanted to make sure her retirement goes smoothly and she’s actually in a home as special to her as her home was to us and our children,” Friedman says. Project at a Glance Who lives here: Dina Saari, a recently retired day care owner Location: Mountain View, California Size: 1,037 square feet (96 square meters); two bedrooms, two bathrooms Designers: Emily Ellis and Jemy Massie of Studio Revolution