by Kurt Wallace
Yesterday, CNN reporter asked Ron Paul a series of questions in a fairly lengthy interview on a variety of subjects. At the end of this interview Gloria Borger asks Dr. Paul about newsletters written under his name that have racist content. Ron Paul answers the question the same way he has every time he is asked about this subject.
However, this reporter was unable to accept his answers and continued to ask him about the newsletters, so finally in a soft tone Ron Paul says, “When you get the answers it’s legitimate that you accept the answers” and then he answers her a THIRD time “You know what the answer is I didn’t write them, I didn’t read them at the time and I disavow them, that is the answer” the genuine nature of Ron Paul left Ms. Borger demonstrating remorse for her badgering him as she began to question herself in her sheepish defense.
In the video below, listen to the tone of her response “It’s just a question it’s legitimate, it’s legitimate”. This exchange is telling, because of how Ron Paul’s honest demeanor is and how he brings out the unintended honesty of this reporter. Gloria Borger becomes even more apologetic, note her body language as she looks down, (SimplyBodyLanguage.com – ‘looking down means this person feels guilty, not wanting to face you.’)
At 2:50 in the video Borger says, “alright, alright thank you congressman, I appreciate your answer, I appreciate your answering the questions and you understand it’s our job to ask them” her body language continues with her hand gestures trying to convince Dr. Paul of her point. At 2:56 in the video Mr. Borger’s left hand goes to her heart/chest and according to:
Signs of Deception: Body Language of Lies:
• Physical expression will be limited and stiff, with few arm and hand movements. Hand, arm and leg movement are toward their own body the liar takes up less space.
• A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact.
• Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear. Not likely to touch his chest/heart with an open hand.
And according to:
‘hand(s) on heart (left side of chest) – Although easy to fake, the underlying meaning is one of wanting to be believed, whether being truthful or not. Hand on heart can be proactive, as when a salesman tries to convince a buyer, or reactive, as when claiming innocence or shock.’
What Gloria Borger’s body language may be saying, I realize I am interviewing a kind gentleman who is real and honest and I feel bad for what I just did.
After, Wolfe Blitzer then tries to soothe Borger by saying “It’s uh, It’s uh tough series of questions you asked him but uh you obviously had to ask them”
It’s clear that Dr. Paul finished the interview and calmly respectfully said thank you twice as Gloria demonstrated through her tone that she was apologetic.
Could it be that Gloria Borger had a fantastic interview with Dr. Paul discussing issues and receiving a refreshing set of clear answers unlike most politicians? Could it be that she actually respects Ron Paul and felt remorse for what she had done?