Barbara Walters was famous for it in her interviews. You lead or guide the subject of your story or interview to the place you want them in a subtle manner, much like making calculated chess moves.
Walters was well known for her interviews where it showed her subjects walking in gardens, laughing, and being light-hearted. Then she would bring the interview slowly to a somber mood and have her subject squalling like a baby in the end.
It’s why people watched her interviews, because she was a master of emotional manipulation. Now if you want to draw a parable between this and Pamphilon’s “relationship” with Steve Gleason, then so be it. Did he use him to get what he wants? You decide.
Pamphilon has played the game, moving his “pawns” in a very strategic manner. He held onto the tapes and waited for the right moment. If he was wanting to do the right thing, then we would have heard about it back in January.
Mike Silver is keeping the fire burning for Pamphilon to bolster them both. Every time, we start to forget about Pamphilon, Silver makes a tweet about him and renews the interest.