Monday, December 01, 2014

Fallacy of Ambiguity - Example

And so the peeve keeps on peeving...

This morning the Today Show was doing a piece on a college athlete who was found dead in a dumpster.  Host Matt Lauer said, "...was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

I'm thinking the stress should have been on the word gunshot.  Placing it on the word wound implies that Lauer was letting viewers know it was a gunshot wound as opposed to a gunshot manicure when he should have been stressing that it was a gunshot wound, not a harpoon wound.

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