Yeah… I watch Dr. Phil sometimes. The other day, I watched the second half (didn’t see the first) of a show about a high school french teacher that was accused of having sexual contact with 3 of her students. I don’t know the whole story, but apparently one of the three recanted his story during testimony. The other one failed a lie-detector for Dr. Phil and the third one was on Dr. Phil to confront her. The lie-detector given on Dr. Phil for the third one showed “clear deception” to some of the questions. But, he said he had passed a previous lie-detector test.
Two things really struck me during that show. The first was that the polygraph examiner seemed really, really angry….. even hostile…. toward the third young man. He asked him, after the results were revealed, something about his answering “no” to some questions like, “Have you ever lied to keep out of trouble,” and “Have you ever lied to protect someone’s feelings?”
The second thing is that Dr. Phil said, “Well, you’re the only person — including myself — that I have ever heard could answer those questions that way.”
Well…. Doc…. I can. So…. if you think that makes me a liar… you’re as judgmental as you are dishonest.
I have always believed that if you can’t speak the truth, say nothing.
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