The Ed Show | March 06, 2013
>>> all right. the big finish tonight. this may come as a shock to you, but bill o 'reilly lives in his own version of reality. he has his own set of facts. not many people do. and whenever anybody challenges his set of facts with actual facts, bill o 'reilly, you know what he does? he gets really, really mad. last night o'reilly called on conservative monica crowley as well as fox news's token liberal alan combs , he is a good guy, to discuss the sequester. o'reilly is convinced that president obama has not offered a proposal to avoid the spending cuts. alan combs attempted to correct o'reilly's assertion, and that's when o'reilly just lost it.
>> he has to say here are the programs that are going to go down. here is how we're going to reform medicare and social security . and the man refuses to --
>> that's not true.
>> yes, it is.
>> hold it. because i'm getting teed off at you. give me one damn program he said he would cut.
>> he has cut entitlements.
>> not entitlements, what program?
>> why do you want to yell at me?
>> because you're lying.
>> i'm not lying.
>> you are lying here.
>> don't you sit this and call me a liar.
>> no, you're lying!
>> you don't like the president. you don't like what he is doing. but don't sit there and call me a liar. we can have a disagreement withliar. that's not necessary.
>> you are lying.
>> i am not lying. there is a difference between having a disagreement and calling me a liar.
>> this is why i'm calling you a liar. give me one program he said he would cut.
>> he would cut medicare and medicaid .
>> that's not specific program.
>> okay, folks, for the record, medicare and medicaid are specific programs. but let's not allow facts to get in the way here. in a situation like this, bill o 'reilly calls in a body language expert to analyze what just happened.
>> with us now, body language maven, tanya reiman . now, everybody is saying what was with -- what is that?
>> a lot of times people will stammer like that when they're trying to collect their thought.
>> when we last left nancy pelosi , you were saying that her hand gestures don't match what she is saying.
>> is the same thing here?
>> i constantly see that. and one of the interesting things i saw tonight, as she is pointing, it's like her fingers are stutering. as this interview progresses, you can see that he is doing double barrels, which of course we know that that just emphasizes the point and shows you how upset he is about it. when you look at two people who are friends, you don't see contempt in the eyes of one.
>> so you are entirely convinced --
>> that they do not care for one another, yes.
>> and joining us tonight on "the ed show" body language analyst tanya reiman , author of "the power of body language ." great to have you with us tonight.
>> thanks for having me.
>> let's break it down. the meltdown. what did you see there?
>> bill was consistently who he is. he started off. he wasn't that angry. and then as the conversation continues, you notice the hand goes from a regular hand to a fist. and that's the first sign that anger is starting to build. but this is still frustration. and you know that, because as he is speaking, his brows go up instead of down. when the brows go up, it's to emphasize a point. when you truly get to the point of anger, the brows come down and you get a glare in the eye. as the conversation progresses, his jaw starts to tense up, and the inward lip roll. and that's when you start to notice a change in the voice. because voice is so responsive to emotion, when we start to feel stress, we don't use our lung capacity properly. and that's when our voice changes and we start to hear the difference.
>> a short time later, john stossel called o'reilly out for overreacting. here it is.
>> you were out of line.
>> i wasn't out of line. i was maybe out of line with my tone, but not with the facts of the matter.
>> was he showing any remorse there at all?
>> no, because i think he is who he is. he was angry at that moment, and he demonstrated that anger.
>> was he acting?
>> when he was angry with combs? no. because it's a buildup, and that's what you're looking for. was it a buildup. we'll see a contrast when we get to the next clip. no, he wasn't feigning.
>> the archive here, this is an oldie and goldie.
>> i don't know what that means to play it out. what does that mean? to end the show?
>> yeah, yeah.
>> all right. go, go.
>> in five, four, three --
>> that's tomorrow and that is it --
>> again. five, four, three --
>> that's tomorrow, and that is it for us today. and we will leave you with a -- i can't do it. we'll do it live.
>> okay. we'll do it live, [ bleep ] it! do it live. i'll write it and we'll do it live.
>> what can you tell after watching that clip?
>> okay, so you see the difference. and this is what i was talking about between frustration and anger. when you start off, he is consistent. again, he starts off a little frustrated, the brows go up. but as it progression, what happens is the brows come down, and now you see he is becoming angry. in addition you see that quick breath. in that's we need to oxygenate the brain in order to prepare for the fight or flight kicks in, and we're ready for any kind of potential danger.
>> does he have anger issues?
>> i can't tell you that i'm not a psychologist.
>> what is with the finger-pointing?
>> this is one of his keystone signals. he is an aggressive individual, and he points to people to indicate that he tells them. especially you're in my house. so this is where i live, and you can't come in here and tell me what to do. and that's one of his trademark sign signals. he'll never change that.
>> all right. o'reilly often resorts to finger-pointing. but what does it tell you about how he handles conflict? is he a very domineering guy?
>> it's a dominant personality trait. when people do that, they typically do it in a way to say that i'm this one who is in charge here. and that's why over the years we've seen that politicians have changed from like the finger-point to a more lighter point so that people don't feel offended. because when someone points at you, there is an opportunity for you to feel offended. does it mean you always will? no, but there is a chance.
>> all right. tanya reiman , great to have you with us.
>> thank you.
>> thank you so much for joining us here on "the ed show." that is "the ed show." i'm ed schultz . "the rachel maddow show" starts right now.
>> i've never been more self-conscious about how i talk and flap my hands around than hearing you talk to the body language expert. i have to be a robot now. i'm doing everything wrong. i'm showing my cards.
>> we are very normal. i feel good about that tonight.
>> i've never tried to be normal before, but i'll feel good about that now. thanks to you at home for