"Tells" denoting a particular psychological response, ie: an ear tug means the person is lying are complete bollocks. It does usually indicate the person is nervous which could be any number of reasons. Lying may or may not be one of those reasons.
There are tells for lying -- micro expressions of various sorts -- but ear-pulling is not one of them. It actually takes some training to pick them up -- and slowing the tape to catch them helps because they are micro
expressions (that is, fleeting). They include things like fleeting smiles (pleasure from fooling people), crinkling of the nose (as when you smell something really awful -- like yourself), that kind of thing. I didn't notice any, but then I'm not trained (and I didn't watch the interview in slo mo).
I do think there were plenty of lies or careful shadings of the truth, as others have noted. I don't believe him about the Tour de Suisse; I think we'll hear more about that. I especially thought the stuff about not pressuring teammates was deliberately deceptive: He said he didn't direct
anyone to dope, but we all know that wouldn't have been how it was done. All he (or Johann) would have needed to say is "do you want to win? are you willing to do what it takes?" They would have understood the implication.
Oprah did better than I expected.
I was disappointed that he didn't do anything to out the systemic problems. Without that, as Frankie has said, there is no real contrition. So, okay, you never called Betsy "fat." BFD. Tell us about being tipped off before the testers showed up.
"I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones." -- John Cage
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