I am not a medical doctor and I did not do a physical examination on Michaele Salahi. I also did not check her laboratory tests to see if she does or she doesn’t have MS. But as a doctor with a PhD who has spent a lot of years studying communication and body language, I do find her reaction on Fox and Friends rather odd. I am not accusing her of lying about her alleged disease but something is not sitting right with me on many levels.
ARE BOOK SALES, TV RATINGS , AND TRYING TO GAIN PITY FOR A HATED IMAGE THE REASON WHY SHE’S NOW TELLING THE WORLD ABOUT HER ALLEGED MS?
Michaele says she has been secretive about having a disorder for 17 years where family members and her “best friend” didn’t know until now. So why go on national television to tell everyone now?
Is it to possibly create publicity for her show -The Real Housewives of DC? Is it possibly to generate book sales so people can read about her “secret”. Or is it possibly due to the fact that she was so vilified and even more hated since she pulled that stunt on the View about Whoppie hitting her,that she wanted to throw a pity party so people would feel sorry for her and not hate her as much? Is Bravo and their PR minions behind this because they may fear a backlash with people turning off the show? Did they let her go to town and talk about her disease in hopes to generate sympathy and interest in her, so people will tune in and watch how she is dealing with her alleged medical condition?
ONCE A LIAR IS USUALLY ALWAYS A LIAR AND OFTENTIMES A BIGGER LIAR THAN BEFORE
When Michaele spoke of her alleged MS, she did not appear like a sympathetic character to me as she was sharing her “secret”. Something was way off. The fact that she lied about so many things in the past may add to my skepticism and the public’s skepticism about her story.
She lied about being a Redskin cheerleader. Even her author Diane Diamond, whom I know personally and respect, confirmed she lied. She lied about having a formal bona fide invitation to the White House party.
And according to a just released statement by Bravo, she lied about not being able to speak about the invitation to the White House because Bravo gave her instructions not to speak to anyone about the incident including to members at the Congressional hearing . It seems like Michaele was ready to throw Bravo under the bus to protect her image, but Bravo threw her under the bus first and busted her.
WHEN SOMEONE IS SO HUNGRY FOR FAME THEY MAY DO ANYTHING- POSE NAKED OR SAY THEY HAD MS IF THEY DID NOT HAVE THE DISEASE
So who is to say that this woman who appears to be so hungry for another 15 minutes of fame, would not lie about having a debilitating disease?
When one sees that much desperation in this 44 year old , it is easy for others to assume she would do anything for that fame- even showing her anorexic looking body with alleged full frontal nudity on the pages of Playboy. Personally I can’t think of anything more repulsive than seeing this woman naked in any shape or form.
If she is lying, all I can say is heaven help her because it is not good karma coming her way.
And for the record if her revelation about MS was a way to explain away her skinniness, it didn’t work either. Those who have done research on MS said that weight loss is not associated with the disease.
HOW COME THE “CHARITABLE” SALAHI’S NEVER GAVE TO THE MS CHARITIES?
Michaele and her husband Tareq have been known to throw charity events as a way to meet and hobnob with the rich and famous. They raised money for such causes as children, leukemia and lymphoma, and even for a Navy Retirement fund. But there has been no mention of raising funds for MS.
People who usually have a disease or have a close relative or friend with a disease will often raise money for that cause. Socialite Nancy Davis did that with her MS Foundation and Montel Williams who also has the disease has been raising money for the cause. Michael J. Fox raises money for Parkinson’s Disease which affects him. Then there are people like Elizabeth Taylor and Sharon Stone who have had special people in their lives who died of AIDS They have dedicated themselves to raise money for this cause in honor of the people they loved.
So it is odd that someone who suffered from a disease for 17 years and who was in a position to raise charitably funds, did not raise money for a fund that would have been near and dear to them personally.
MICHAELE’S EMOTIONAL REACTION TO THE DISEASE DID NOT APPEAR GENUINE
Seconds into her interview, Michaele began the theatrics of feigned upset and emotion. There were no visible tears which she was seen wiping away. In addition, her recovery time from her “upset” was too quick. There was no transition time. She went from an upset expression to an immediate genuine smile. When that happens it means that the person was’t really all that upset in the first place.
She looked over at Tareq as if to get some sort of cue to begin her waterworks. Only no waterworks came, no matter how hard she tried.
She tried to wipe away a tear, but there was no liquid or tear to wipe away. While she attempted to create upset with her eyes and forehead, her lips and mouth are a giveaway. When someone is upset, their lips go downwards, not upwards in a smile. If you cover her eyes in this photo you will see that she looks like she is smiling. That shows that the upset is not a genuine emotion.
She also managed to straighten her hair. When someone is upset, they don’t fix their hair or fiddle with it. That is often a signal of deception.
Then you see her touching her neck and pursing her lips. It was a lot of over the top drama for someone that has allegedly had 17 years to adjust to the disease. All of these histrionics were over the top and no doubt designed to garner sympathy from the viewer. In fact Michael was so “distraught” that she could not even speak.
If someone was suddenly told they had a debilitating disease, I could see them getting choked up or sobbing a bit or getting teary eyed. But she has had 17 tears to digest the fact that she has this alleged disease. That certainly is enough time to process what has allegedly happened to her.
So I found her reaction on television where it looked as though she feigned being speechless and choked up, lacking in credibility.
TOO QUICK RECOVERY TIME AND IMMEDIATELY LEAKING OUT A HUGE GENUINE SMILE IS ANOTHER HUGE GIVE AWAY SOMETHING IS AMISS
Here is what is terribly wrong with this picture. When one is upset, there is a transition period of a few seconds where they go from one emotion into the next. She immediately went from a feigned sadness to bright happiness. It is not natural and it validates to me that something is very wrong here.
VOCAL AND SPEAKING TELLS MAKE ONE QUESTION MICHAEL’s CREDIITTY’
As Diane defends Michaele, Michaele is all smiles and confidence and nods in agreement as Diane says she is not anorexic , not a White House crasher, and how she is always picked on.Micheaele even smiles and nods in agreement.
It was as though this little back and forth was rehearsed as suddenly non choked up Michaele tells Gretchin the host of FOx and Friends she is ready to speak.
And then she speaks at an over the top manic sounding clip where she is brimming with confidence. She tells of how her family and best friends didn’t know of her condition. As she says thi, she leaks out tells of looking away. This is often a signal of deception.
She then goes into the third person, sounding like some sort of spokesperson as she says how a lot of people with chronic illnesses don’t talk about it. The she says YOU KNOW any type of disease YOU KNOW whether it is heart or whatever you deal with(pauses and swallows hard) breast cancer… When someone says you know several times in a sentence , it means they are usually trying to convince you of something.
Then we see yet another signal of deception as she said I kept it personal because I never wanted to be judged , I never wanted PITY.Right after she says PITY in a loud voice as if to emphasize the word, we see a shoulder shrug which is a clear signal of deception. Of course she wants pity. That is why she is on national television now telling everyone she allegedly has MS.
Now we really see the signals of deception in full force as she opens her eyes widely which often happens when a person is trying to convince you about something that is not necessarily true. You can see in the photo. Her tone is also defensive and so is her body posture as she defensively leans back. She says “I certainly wanted to hold on to my job. ”
She then opens her eyes widely as if to once again convince the listener to believe what she has just said. But her shoulder shrug is a huge giveaway. It says that she is not telling us the truth. Hold on to her job? What job? Wasn’t she working with Tareq and social climbing? What job did she hold? We are talking about 17 years here.
You may think that what I will say next may sound a bit far fetched. But here I go anyway. Maybe her MS revelation is a little insurance for her to keep her job at Bravo. In essence she has let Bravo know that she has an illness and if they fire her now , knowing she has MS, she can sue them for discrimination and firing her because she has a disability.
After seeing her accusing Whoopie of hitting her and reading about all of her legal issues and lawsuits and not paying her bills and all kinds of other messes, I would not put anything past her and Tareq.
I must also add that her rapid rate of speech and over the top frenetic body movement also appear to me to be giveaway that she may not be telling us the truth about her situation.
MICHAELE FINALLY LEAKS OUT THE REAL REASON SHE IS TELLING ABOUT HER ALLEGED MS
She says in frenetic tone and movement that maybe all of this happened with the White House for a reason so that I can do something good to help someone else .” As soon as she utters these words she then shakes her head NO which is a huge signal of deception.
She also knows she is full of it as she continues to speak with her shaky voice and talks about strides they are making. Who is making these strides and what does she have to do with it?
In my opinion, the he only person she is doing anything good for is herself!
So now we know why Michaele was on TV talking about her MS. It was to sell her book and to not have people hate her for crashing the White House party. She has made an excuse that if it wouldnt have been for the White House fiasco she wouldn’t be talking about her MS , whereby she can now help people.’
But how is her telling the world she has MS helping anyone?
Is she giving all of her money she earns from the book to an MS foundation? NO! Is she giving her Bravo salary to an MS foundation? NO! Is she even doing a fundraiser to raise money for MS? NO!
The whole thing was sickening and self serving in my view. Michaele fails to realize that the public is NOT stupid. They can see right through her. She is yet another itless untalented self-serving television creature with nothing of value to offer, only deception and self serving goals.