Lie Detector Expert Labeled A Liar: A Retort
We just noticed a posting on the LA Observed website that Ed Gelb, a prominent polygraph expert, was being labeled a fraud:
"The website AntiPolygraph.org says the city
of Long Beach has hired Intercept, Inc., a
Los Angeles company "headed by celebrity
polygrapher Ed Gelb, who fraudulently passes
himself off as a Ph.D. Guests who appeared on
Gelb�s television show, 'Lie Detector,' have
reported to AntiPolygraph.org
that the 'tests' he conducted lasted about
10 minutes from hello to goodbye, which
is sub-standard even by the low standards
of the polygraph community."
Well, gang, I can tell you that as the supervising producer of "Lie Detector," the folks at antipolygraph.org have their facts, as usual, all wrong.
In addition to being a morally upstanding individual, Ed Gelb never spent less than a TWO HOUR PERIOD with any polygraph subject. There are strict rules that all polygraph administrators must follow as established by a governing board of polygraph experts. Ed Gelb never did less than follow the 'letter of the law' of what is considered the highest standards of testing.
So why would Antipolygraph make such a posting? Who would make these spurious claims?
I offer a suggestion:
People found to be lying.
Why wouldn't someone who appeared on the program -- and revealed as a liar -- want to continue the charade?
Additionally, I strongly suggest you research -- via a google search -- a brief background on the (disappointing) polygraph career of Antipolygraph's moderator.
A FOLLOW-UP (5/8):
Antipolygraph.org's proprietor, George Maschke, states on his website that he has no "direct knowledge" of how my show, "Lie Detector" operated.
Wow-- a first published truth from this fellow.
In the eight months I spent as the supervising producer of "Lie Detector," I never once saw this guy on my set or in our offices.
Maschke also holds Bob Smitty up as some sort of highly-regarded source of "inside" information. Smitty appeared on our show with BOTH of his lawyers in-tow. Smitty appeared to be a nice guy. Unfortunately for him, he was shown to be 'highly deceptive' during a intensive (and extensive) TWO HOUR-long polygraph exam.
Smitty's lawyers, it should be noted, dropped him as a client almost as soon as their client was proven to be lying on national television. I wonder if Maschke questioned Smitty's lawyers regarding "Lie Detectors" policies? I'm guessing the answer is 'no.' Probably Maschke thinks all lawyers are liars, too.
It's the whole world that's lying, right, George? You're OK... it's the rest of us that have it all wrong...