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!