Saturday, November 25, 2006

Lying Liars: Floyd Landis

They had Floyd Landis, the guy who is accused of cheating on the Tour-de-France, on Adam Carolla's radio show. Landis is all "I never cheated, I will defend myself" and then they asked, "would you take a lie detector test?" And he's like "Absolutely." And they're like "would you take one now?" And he laughs and asks "Do you have one right now on the radio?" And as a matter of fact, they do have a lie detector right in the next room. And in walks a lie-detector administrator into the studio. And suddenly, Floyd's like "Well, I need to talk to my lawyer." All that bravado, all that "bring it on" crap disappeared and he's hemming and hawing, going on about how his lawyer wants everything to be cleared through him, etc. And Adam's like "what's the problem? You're innocent, so this is gonna be great for you." And Floyd leaves, and even Adam describes him as fleeing the studio. What a joke that guy is. And now his excuse is to accuse the French of tampering with the test...apparently because they don't like the look of him, because there's no real reason why they would do such a thing.

6 comments:

Mauricem said...

What a loser.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Wouldn't take a "lie detector" test, so Floyd is obviously guilty! Never mind that a polygraph test is incredibly subjective in its interpretation. Never mind that just being nervous (like having the test sprung on you on a radio show) can easily skew the results. Never mind that there is no standardization of how a response is rated "truth" or "lie". Never mind that the test is so unreliable that US Supreme Court has ruled that no witness or suspect in a criminal investigation can be forced to take a ploygraph test.

Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with the facts and data of the case before you rush headlong to judgement. Try reading Trust but Verify (http://trustbut.blogspot.com) with an open mind.

Monkey Migraine said...

It's not the fact that Landis refused to do a lie detector test that bugs me. It's the fact that he declared that he had no problem taking a lie detector test until the actual test was presented to him. Don't let your mouth write checks that your body can't cash.

Mauricem said...

I agree. If he'd said, "Not that lie detector tests are accurate, but..." He said he wanted one and then begged off. It's not like anyone would use the "Adam Corrola show" as admissible in a court of law.

Mauricem said...

As for "http://trustbut.blogspot.com" what kind of loser makes an entire blog about one stupid doping scandal? It's not like the guy is Abraham Lincoln. Thanks "Anonymous" (aka strbuk), you just made the list.

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