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It’s a hoot going mute with politicians


“I’m told, our brains are actually designed to make judgments about our fellow human beings from their faces and their upper-body language,” writes “The Gadfly” columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

THE best way to listen to politicians on television, I’ve discovered, is not at all. 

Robert Macklin.

I don’t mean turn them off entirely – though several of my family would certainly vote for that – just the sound. It’s a distraction. All you’re missing is pabulum mixed with repetition, exaggeration and the occasional fib.

But turn it off and suddenly you’re treated to a face in close-up that can tell you much more about the character of the speaker than all the wordage in the world. 

In fact, I’m told,…



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