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Mormonism, Evangelicism and Chaos Theory

Things news-anchors shouldn’t say

So, this morning, I listened to the Today and caught the end of a segment, where Meredith Vieira was interviewing family members who were unwilling to believe that their daughter was doing drugs.

The man said something, that is arguably bad logic. He said something to the effect of, “If you think about it logically, no one would do this.” To which Meredith immediately responded, “Well you can’t always use logic in situations like this” (approximate quotes).

Um, is this just because of the liberalization of media, or does Ms. Vierira honestly think that she should be recommending ignoring logic on national television? Seriously, TV-news anchors, please try and make yourselves sound respectable!


August 7, 2009 - Posted by | Religion


  1. too bad the fail meme has jumped the shark. These two would be perfect.

    Comment by Adam Greenwood | August 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. I am not 100% certain, what the father was attempting to explain, but Vieira was absolutely right that drugs remove logic from the equation.

    Whenever did a druggie do the logical thing? They just want their fix, now — or preferably yesterday!

    Comment by Velska | August 12, 2009 | Reply

  3. With emotions & religion, logic seldom wins the day.

    Comment by Mike H. | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. Thanks for stopping by Velska and Mike H.

    I’m not saying that we should trust the widowed husbands “logic.” I’m OK with being critical. I’m not OK with a blanket statement of, “We shouldn’t apply logic.” It’s just silly.

    Comment by psychochemiker | August 15, 2009 | Reply

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