Will admitting to knowing a lot about the polygraph tick off your examiner?

Speaking of buying books, I recall that when the federal government went after the late polygraph critic Doug Williams, who offered in-person instruction on polygraph countermeasures and published a manual titled “How to Sting the Polygraph,” they put together a watchlist list of nearly 5,000 customers. Those on the list who were in government service were questioned and some lost their jobs.