A trivial moan, but reporting on the bad weather tonight a BBC journalist said something like “drivers reaching their final destinations talked of journeys cut short”. If they reached their destination, the journey wasn’t cut short. Is that hard?
I love the BBC, and really don’t want to be lumped with that bunch of right wing idiots that want to close it down, but some basic logic wouldn’t go amiss. If that’s the quality of reporter’s reasoning on the best of British news (which the BBC undoubtedly is), and if such idiocy goes unchecked, no wonder science reporting in this country is so poor.
A lesson here in basic argument: don’t have a predicate fundamentally contradict the conclusion. It makes you look stupid. Because it’s stupid.