Bottom Story of the Day

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on October 19, 2015

Bottom Story of the Day

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

Bottom Story of the Day
“Cocoa Water Tower Up for Tank of the Year”—headline, Florida Today (Melbourne), Oct. 16

Two Websites in One!

  • “Cash-Rich Clinton Towers Over the GOP Field”—headline, Politico, Oct. 16
  • “Hillary’s Cash Flow Issue: Red flags in finance reports for Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.”—headline and subheadline, Politico, Oct. 16

Why Do Bad Things Always Happen to Him?
“It is moving and painful to see this president at the end of his second term having to say we can’t leave Afghanistan; I’m not going to be able to take those troops out; that page I wanted to turn, it’s still there.”—David Ignatius of the Washington Post, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Oct. 16

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“An earlier version of this article misstated the amount that the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin owed when he dropped out of the presidential race last month. It was $161,000, not $1.6 million. The error was repeated in the headline and the summary.”—New York Times, Oct. 15

Hypothesis and Disproof

  • “Kyle Long Thinks Bears Will Put Locker Room Issues in the Past”—headline, Comcast Sportsnet (Chicago), March 10
  • “Bear Searches Through Bozeman High School Lockers, Police Respond”—headline, KGVO (AM/FM) website (Missoula, Mont.), Oct. 14

Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “Biden’s Family ‘Totally on Board’ With White House Run”—headline, Washington Examiner, Oct. 15
  • “Ventura Unsure if He Will Run for President”—headline, KARE-TVwebsite (Minneapolis), Oct. 16

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