Accountant Injured by Falling Crocodile–Now That Would Be News

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on June 3, 2014

The following is an excerpt from’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.


Accountant Injured by Falling Crocodile–Now That Would Be News
“Crocodile Injured by Falling Accountant”–headline, Moscow Times, May 20

News of the Tautological
“Bad Food in School Cafeterias”–headline, New York Times, June 2

We Found a Clue

  • “Boston Bombing Suspects’ Muslim Identity Provides Few Clues to Motivation for Bombing”–headline, Puffington Host, April 19, 2013
  • “I’m jealous of my brother who ha[s] [re]ceived the reward of jannutul Firdaus (inshallah) before me. I do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions. I ask Allah to make me a shahied (iA) to allow me to return to him and be among all the righteous people in the highest levels of heaven. He who Allah guides no one can misguide. A[llah Ak]bar!”–letter from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, quoted by the Boston Globe, May 22, 2014

If You Wore Such Expensive Suits, They’d Call You Flamboyant Too
“Ex-CNN Employee Claims Boss Fired Him for Being Gay, Called Him ‘Flamboyant’ in $60 Million Suit”–headline, Daily News (New York), May 22

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