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Fox’s ‘Moment of Truth’ Trailer

November 29, 2007 12:56 PM

Here’s a brief peek at Fox’s upcoming lie detector game show “The Moment of Truth.” Future promos will further emphasize the show’s hot-seat intensity, but this gives a decent first-blush preview.



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I'll watch this show if I can choose the contestants.

First up, Roger Ailes.

Then ...

Bill-O
Hannity
Chris Wallace
Brit Hume

... and then a change in concept ...

Bush
Cheney
Gonzo
Rove
Libby
Novak
Larry Craig
Mark Foley
Jeff Gannon
Scottie McClellan
Tom DeLay

... and then finally ...

Rupert Murdoch, but be careful shackling him to the lie detector, his bones might snap, I hear he has Avian Bone Syndrome.

I know who should go on... Coach Bill Belichick (sp?) of the New England Patriots. Was he really cheating in that game against the Jets? Enquiring minds want to know.

Chef Bert:

Oh Crap!! Brad what did you get your self into!!
Can't wait to watch it.

Mac:

Are you kidding me Joe Bua? Really, only Republicans lie? What about Keith Olbermann, Bill and Hillary Clinton? Or any politician. Let me guess, only Fox thinks that democrats lie, they really tell the truth, it's just the right-wing. Fox is all propaganda for Bush. Get a clue.

Joseph Carroll:

How do I get on this show? I dare them to ask me any question and see if I lie.

Shawn:

Joe BUAS*** never heard of the 2 biggest liars in recent history, Bill and HILLARY Clinton. Put all the 2008 candidates on this show and I will watch. There might be a few less candidates at election time because a few would end up in jail. Let the games begin. By the way Joe, go get your TV dinner, the microwave bell just rang.

Jack Nasty:

Since President Bush assures us it isn't torture, why not put the contestants on a waterboard?

rylee?:

omg...intense! i hope my parents dont put me on this show!

Trevor Panno:

Who is going to host the new FOX show "The Moment of Truth?"

Trevor Panno:

Who is going to host the new FOX show "The Moment of Truth?"

This is yet another reason why I do not have television, nor do I watch it anymore. Sick.

Brandi:

I would totally go on this show! Bring on the deep questions. Where do I sigh up?

Rusty:

Mark L. Wahlberg is the host.
you have to answer 21 questions to get $500,000.00
6 questions to get to 10,000 5 more to get to 25,000 and so on. but with no safety net. once you get one wrong, you are out.
My friend was a contestant and I was on the show with him. It's very intense

Denise :

Is one of these contestants the great bass player Andre' Berry?

TSmith:

Yes Denise, that is totally Andre Berry! I was shocked to see him. Looks like his wife is asked the question, "does any body part of your husband disgust you?"....yikes. He is a great and genuine guy, so was surprised to see him. Hope they aren't hurt by it and win some large dollars. (MY husband and I met them on the Dave Kox Jazz Cruise and other concerts).

Fritz:

How about getting Danny Summers of the Colorado Springs Gazette? He's the biggest liar since Jayson Blair. Ask him about the story of the referee who supposedly got bit in the head. Bring his referee buddy on there too so he can explain how he got his head in and out of someone's mouth.

Eric:

In this show u might as well tell the truth because they will know anyway when ulose from lieing. This is a dumb show

sk8ter punk:

this show is ging to kick ass

Terry:

For this and other shows to try out for go to realitywantedcastingcalls.com Have fun!

Lisa:

ohmygod!! this game looks so intense.
but, why dont you just say the truth about everything? because if you lie... then, they'll know either way that you lied. because they'll say it, wont they? or do they ask all the questions and then say if you won the prize or not? or is it one question at a time?

SAY NO TO JOE BUA AS A COMEDIAN:

Joe Bua, don't be a comedian

DEFINATELLY:

Joe Bua is not funny, Hey dude if you want them to go on the show then go rub two pennies together and hope for the best!

- I hate you,
PAJB (PEOPLE AGAINST JOE BUA)

(Look at top of manuscript for more details)

SHUT UP JOE BUA:

YOU SUCK, I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND COMPLAINING FEEDBACKS. JUST GO, I FEEL LIKE I'M BEING KNOCKED OR THE TADESPOOL!

LEAVE ME ALONE,
PAJB

PAJB:

Friends, young and old, how would you like it if you opened a page looking to see cheery remarks on a new video of what will be a hit T.V show?
Well, this same circumstance happened to me and I was appalled at what I saw, Frankly my co-workers and I couldn't beleive it. Don't you see,we should be supporting our new shows and ideas of the young. I personally want to see our shows prosper and see our young succeed. Joe Bua only complains and trys to make a sarcastic joke. This joke went too far as to insult the show.
To clear up this mishap I propose that Joe Bua make a public announcment explaining and appologizing his wrongs. He should also go on the show we're all waiting for. That being "The Moment of Truth"
Let's choose to not follow Joe Bua, let's choose the happy and kind way. Let's be part of PAJB. Our organization not only stops Joe Bua and his negativity, but also his followers. Thankyou for your time.
For more information, to leave positive feedbacks, or to join our debates please contact us at PeopleagainstJoeBua@hotmail.com

Thankyou,
PAJB

chasi51:

HOW FAR WILL WE GO FOR THE TRUTH.

OH! THE TRUTH HURTS. I THINK THAT READING PEOPLES MINDS, OR SHALL I SAY DETECTING WHAT THEY SAY OUT THEIR MOUTH AS TRUE OR FALSE WILL SOLVE CERTAIN QUESTIONS PEOPLE HAVE,THAT RESULT IN PAIN,KILLING,REVENGE AND SO FORTH . BECAUSE OF DISHONESTY, JUST HOLDING A BIBLE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH ANYMORE PEOPLE ARE DECEIVING PEOPLE THEY LOVE MORE THAN EVER.WE HAVE TO KEEP UP WITH SITUATIONS AT HAND FOR EXAMPLE:REALITY SHOW CHEATERS!!! NOW WHO WILL BE THE TOP AMERICA'S LAIRS.NOW I THINK IF THEY PUT CELEBRITY'S AND CONVICTED CRIMINALS ON THEIR WE HAVE OPENED T.V'S PANDORA'S BOX. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW FAR THIS WILL GO VERY VERY ENTERTAINING.

DaTruth:

Wow...does no one learn from othernetwork ad mistakes? Anone heard of Duelon another network I won't mention? SPEED IT UP!! 15 minutes for 6 questions caused by long pauses afer the question the after the answer then interviewing the suckers guests...SPEED IT UP!! Potential for a good show if you SPEED IT UP!!

Jackie:

I would watch "Moment of Truth", again if they would cut out all the crap to take up air-time. Stop the small talk and just get to it. Obvisiously, if they say they are guilty to a certain thing, they wouldn't lie about it. So, why wait forever for the computerized voice to say "True"? If they cut out the small talk and just ask 10 to 15 questions to each contestant and added one to two more contestants on the show, it would get better ratings. I would watch it weekly.

Jessica:

This show blows! The moment of truth; this is he longest moment. I takes way too long toget to the point. Stop talking and ask the quetions. Too slow!!!!

Dave:

I watched this show tonight. The physical trainer answered all questions truthfully but got stumped on one which could have suggested another answer. He lost due to a false answer. I think it was bullshit that he lost all his money after risking his friends, job and relationship,( marriage), because of this. He should have kept some of the money.

Because of this I will not watch this show again. It is a bullshit show. You cannot toy with peoples lives to keep your money producers.

I think you've lost more than just me now.

Dave

Elizabeth:

Regarding The Moment of Truth... What a GREAT premise!!! Unfortunately, the show's format is SOOOO TEDIOUS, SOOOO SLOW with answers that I died of boredom waiting for the answer. I completely lost interest after the 4th (or maybe the 3rd) question. Would love to watch the show but literally feel like I'm watching paint dry or grass growing waiting for answer. ZZZZZZZ, what a snooze. What a disappointment.

katj:

if there wasn't so much dead air between the answer and the result i probably would of payed more attention to the show and not surfed so much, and buddy (host) pick up the pace your boring !

John Tyson:

I watched it tonight. These people shouldn't try to lie. It doesn't work. Their loved ones find out it's a lie if they lie, so just tell the truth and get the money.

I probably won't watch the show much more if they don't change the format to something a little quicker. The pauses and delays during the questioning really puts me into a frustrated mood.

geri:

Show is way too slowwwwwww! Trying to make earth-shattering news out of nothing! Skip to the 100,000 questions the rest are boring and meaningless.


donchichi:

i feel so bad for tonites show,the personal trainer got caught on such a stupid lie,and his wife wldnt even give him a hug,and a very fake kiss,well just goes to show what guys are made up of,cheating,and look at that beee yoo tiful lady,being cheated on one nite stands and all.CAN SOME1 PLS EXPLAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anon:

Lie detectors detect fear, not lies.

Tobin:

Ugggh...

Annnnnnd theeeeee answeeer isssssss......(1 hour later)

True.

I think I fell asleep before the "computer lady" returned with the answer. I woke up and she was just getting to the answer to the personal trainers first question.

I could see drawing out the answer at a pivotal point but they do it to every single question and it is driving me absolutely to extremes (like changing the channel to PBS to watch a whole hour of Antiques Roadshow and then change back to get the answer to the first question).

St.Albans:

The show was good, but that first contestant was an absolute piece of garbage. A typical bum, and the euroslut he was with was typical. I'm glad they weren't going have children, i could only imagine another egomanical, worthless, self-bloated loser. But then again, without people like that what would happen to the fitness industry.

julie:

I didn't get to see the answer the first guy missed? Can any on tell me what it was and what his answer was. I pretty much lost patience waiting on the answers!GRRRR!!!!

Julie:

Never mind! I figured it out. I will probably not watch that show again!!way tooooo lllloooonnnggg to answer!as is this comment!

warren:

well ill say this, boring, BORING.
OUT OF ALL THE GAME SHOWS IVE SEEN IN MY LIFE THIS ONE IS THE WORST.
WHO EVER TRIED TO COME UP WITH THIS PIECE OF CRAP SHOULD BE STONED TO DEATH ON NATIONAL TV IN PRIME TIME.

Perth:

Oh my, How long do they think we'll wait while they pan to the host, the people and the contestant again, and again. Do they not realize they are in the," We want to know NOW age." We have answers at our fingertips with the internet, we don't go to the library to look up answers anymore. They should take a hint from Target commercials and how fast they get the info out there. Go find their marketing group and learn how to speed things up from them. You guys have a great idea but will sink the ship with your S L O W motion answers!! Get rid of the oars and get the motor in your ship!!! We had five people watching and we were like, "Forget this they go too slow." You are not, "Smarter Than a Fifth Grader"

Apple234:

The first show really SUCKKKKKKK!!!!!

Mildred:

Is this show fake? Thet George something was part of Spaish show around 2 years ago. He was an actor/comedian. Why didn't they mention something about his career as a Spanish (with English accent) career. He was the same guy, same name, same attitute and smae stupid jokes.

Is this fake or what?

Rose Stump:

Questions if Bernadette Becker was a contestant:
1. Were you having an affair with Becker during the time you were married to Stump?
2. Who does Bonnie really belong to?
3. What happened to the other work boot?
4. Why did you tell the car rental agency that Stump drowned in the ocean?
5. Why did husband #2 (Mark Ripin) sit in the woods? What was he looking for?
6. Why did you give Ripin Stump's coin collection?
7. What happened to Stump's gun collection?
8. Why did you keep the story of Stump's disappearance out of the papers?
9. How does Manny Puig fit into the picture?
10.Do you have a guilty conscience?

Lilmama:

This show is really going to break up some families. I don't think money is worth losing my family over. The people who go on this show must not care about their loved ones to air their dirty laundry on national t.v.

david:

I like the premise of the show. However, the show kinda drags. On Jan. 30th, It took 10 minutes before a contestant answered a question and then they immediately went to commercial.There are also these pregnant pauses b/t when the contestant answers the question and when we find out whether his/her answer is true or flase. The pace should be alot faster.

WCFields:

Thi show is a joke.... it looks totaly staged.
The pauses are ridiculous and the reactions are too stupid.
Too hard to believe.
Oh my.....what a shock!!!!!!

ken blay:

Does anyone find it strange that this "reality show" uses a commercial actor in their reality show?? In episode 102, George Ortizar, the marketing manager with the gambling problem , actually is an actor who does commercials for "Opencheck.com", which airs his acting skills on independent stations, not any network stations. He was on Channel 8 in Louisville, KY this evening.

I found this blog tonight during a search on the reviews of this show (The Moment of Truth). I wanted to see if I would regret sending in my video audition dvd and application.

You see, for years, I've experienced amazing miracles beyond anyone's capacity, and I wrote about them in my book,"The Master Key Keepers & the Doppelganger". It's all a true story, based upon my life. Sadly, I cannot seem to capture the attention of anyone outside of my circle. Those who read the book, expressed (for the most part)great reviews. I only had one bad reveiw... yet, I sense that even though people loved the book (the majority of those who read it, anyways) they don't believe I'm telling the truth.

I thought that if I were to go on this show, somehow it'd prove my integrity and honesty. I have nothing to hide. All who are closest to me know I do not withhold my deeper feelings, or my thoughts. Everything's straight up. They all seem to support me on going on this show- but I want to be sure that I am not just shooting myself in the foot here. The money would be nice- no doubt about it... but if they start asking double-edged questions which could have 2 possible conflicting answers, I would have to place their integrity in question.

Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I am editing the video tonight and plan to mail it off tomorrow... so please don't hesitate to respond. Especially if you've been on the show and know what can happen. Thanks- Virginia

I found this blog tonight during a search on the reviews of this show (The Moment of Truth). I wanted to see if I would regret sending in my video audition dvd and application.

You see, for years, I've experienced amazing miracles beyond anyone's capacity, and I wrote about them in my book,"The Master Key Keepers & the Doppelganger". It's all a true story, based upon my life. Sadly, I cannot seem to capture the attention of anyone outside of my circle. Those who read the book, expressed (for the most part)great reviews. I only had one bad reveiw... yet, I sense that even though people loved the book (the majority of those who read it, anyways) they don't believe I'm telling the truth.

I thought that if I were to go on this show, somehow it'd prove my integrity and honesty. I have nothing to hide. All who are closest to me know I do not withhold my deeper feelings, or my thoughts. Everything's straight up. They all seem to support me on going on this show- but I want to be sure that I am not just shooting myself in the foot here. The money would be nice- no doubt about it... but if they start asking double-edged questions which could have 2 possible conflicting answers, I would have to place their integrity in question.

Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I am editing the video tonight and plan to mail it off tomorrow... so please don't hesitate to respond. Especially if you've been on the show and know what can happen. Thanks- Virginia

BoingoFan:

I got suspicious about this show when I recognized a "contestant" as an actor. I started searching the net to see if I was seeing things. It appears this "reality" show is completely staged. Did you notice that the "husband" on the show coming up is (or looks alot like) the actor who played the high school kid who lied about his age to sleep with Monica on the show "Friends"?

After reading this board, I see that he is not the only actor playing a "contestant" on the show. It's really sad because this show would work just fine without being staged but the slight of hand has soured me. Too bad we're all treated like idiots.

I am a certified polygraph expert with 24 years experience. Here are at least 3 reasons why the Moment of Truth polygraphs are not valid:

Note: Definition of "Relevant Question" - The primary question on a polygraph exam that requires resolution. There are several other types of questions included in a polygraph exam, but they are processed differently than Relevant Questions.

REASON #1

Many of the relevant questions on Moment of Truth are simply opinions, not facts. Opinions can not be asked on a polygraph with any reliability. Opinions, unlike facts, all involve a small degree of uncertainty, leading to a subjective response. That uncertainty may in itself produce a significant level of false-deceptive results. If a person feels that they have, now or in the past, ever doubted the truthfulness of their answer, it will likely cause a false-deceptive reaction on the polygraph. Any results from these questions can not be relied upon.

REASON #2

Many of the relevant questions on Moment of Truth are about what the contestant thinks will happen in the future. If we had the technology to tell what someone was going to do in the future, there would be very little crime. These questions, like the "opinion" questions discussed above, involve a degree of uncertainty that will render any polygraph conclusion useless.

REASON #3

A properly-conducted polygraph has a very narrow focus, and typically includes only one or two relevant questions. The show’s web site indicates that 50 to 75 relevant polygraph questions are asked during the exam, and then they cull them down to the 21 questions they decide to use on the show. Polygraph research gives us a 90 to 95 % degree of accuracy in a single-issue exam, which can take several hours to complete. If done to current industry standards (using one relevant question per test) it would take weeks of testing to cover as many relevant questions as the show is claiming to do.

It is generally accepted in the polygraph community that polygraph results become less accurate as you add more (and varied) questions. Since no research has been done to support a multiple-question exam, there is no scientific data to empirically support the results of a multiple-question test.

Next, we have the process of TCM, or total chart minutes, which states in part that a person’s physiological reactions on a polygraph will be reduced over time to a point where the data collected is no longer useful. In other words, as you ask more questions, you get less reactions. The person being tested must exhibit some level of reaction in order to have those reactions analyzed, so if the reactions no longer exist because the person has been tested too long, the test is worthless and no conclusions can be drawn at all. This typically begins to happen after about 30 minutes of continuous testing. For this reason, a qualified examiner will not usually conduct more than 3 separate exams on a person in the same day. It should also be noted that to render a conclusion, the examinee should be asked all the test questions at least three times, so on a typical polygraph all the questions are asked 3 to 5 times with a small break between each question series..

The only way to ask a large number of relevant questions on a polygraph is to ask them all on the same test and compare them to one another. This is called a peak of tension test, and all this test does is isolate the relevant questions that cause greater concern than the others. This test is used for screening only. This test format will NOT determine truth or deception.

If the show wants to conduct accurate exams, they would first have to change the relevant questions to cover fact-based topics only (about events that did or did not take place in the past) and then they would have to set aside one full day for each 3 questions to be asked. That would require over two weeks of testing to cover just 50 questions accurately.

The basis for my opinions can be verified by contacting any accredited polygraph training school.

CONCLUSION

Due to the vague, subjective, futuristic nature, and sheer volume, of relevant questions asked on The Moment of Truth, there can be little more than chance accuracy in determining truth or deception to these questions. In other words, they could simply flip a coin and achieve the same accuracy levels.

Do not expect a qualified examiner to do what the Moment of Truth TV show does.

Michael Martin
President
Global Polygraph Network

britt:

this shows cool, and fun to watch.
it just takes forever for them
to say whether the answer is right
or wrong.

Trevor Panno:

I have had to wait a minimum of 4 years, but a maximum of 5 years to watch Mark Walberg again. Most of the shows Mark Walberg hosted, he always wore a tie. When he did "Temptation Island," he didn't wear a tie, he wore a hawaiian shirt. I haven't watched him since my 2nd year in High School. My 5 year wait was "Russian Roulette," but my 4 year wait was "On The Cover."

sara:

i can't watch the full episodes from the moment of truth online what can i do?

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