JESSE WATTERS: as someone who made his career doing man-on-the-street interviews, I feel like I am uniquely qualified to recognize when someone is uncomfortable in public — and yes, this is a sign of discomfort when she’s presented with the topic or question, when she’s unsure or uncomfortable, she results to cackling.
In our industry, we refer to this as a defense mechanism. In layman’s terms, it perhaps would be a glitch in the system, a tick, or a ‘tell’ in poker and she does it for several reasons: One, to soothe her anxiety. Two, to buy her time if she’s unsure, she can use that time to formulate a response. Three, to kind of guide the vibe of the interview from a serious to a less serious one, and then finally, it is kind of a lame attempt to form a bond with the person asking her a tough question.