The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
All Mimsy Were the Borogoves
“Jings, Crivvens, Meet the Woolly Broons”—headline, Scotsman, March 21
Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“An earlier version of this article described incorrectly what Jordan Rodman was doing at a shiva. She was paying her respects to a family in mourning; she herself was not sitting shiva. Also, an earlier version of this article and its accompanying headline incorrectly compared JSwipe users to yentas. Yentas are busybodies, not matchmakers.”—New York Times, March 22
What Would We Do Without Experts?
“Experts Are Calling for a More Severe Allergy Season”—headline, March 21
It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“Where is the Palestinian Sadat?”—headline, TimesOfIsrael, March 22
News of the Tautological
“Ancient Boundaries Are the Strongest”—headline, Daily Telegraph (London), March 21
Breaking News From 1998
“Jeb Bush’s Team Plots Vast Effort to Win Florida”—headline, New York Times, March 22
Bottom Story of the Day
“Ted Cruz Unfit to Run for President Because of His Views on Climate Change, Jerry Brown Says”—headline, Washington Post website, March 22
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