Iva Deutchman, professor of political science, was quoted in the article “When memory banks go blank – who can forget these beauties?” in the Nov. 13 News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. The article was about various instances when questions were asked and the respondent replied “I don't recall.”
“The thing with claiming `I don't remember' is that you can't prove that a person is lying,” said Deutchman. “You can certainly suspect it, but when you realize how many meetings these people have, that an average day in the White House, for instance, can go from 7 in the morning till 10 at night—you have some sympathy for them not remembering what they did at 4:10 Thursday afternoon.”
The article also ran as a sidebar to a story on memory in the Oct. 26 Orlando Sentinel (Florida).