The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
Good Luck Hitting Ctrl-Alt-Delete
“Purdy: Sharks Need to Reboot, and Quickly”–headline, San Jose Mercury News, April 29
Questions Nobody Is Asking
“Why Do We Care if Jeanne Shaheen Is a Real Bruins Fan?”–headline, BostonMagazine.com, April 29
News of the Tautological
“Moon Will Block the Sun in First Solar Eclipse Tuesday”–headline, News International (Pakistan), April 29
Bottom Stories of the Day
“Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web Browser Has a Security Flaw”–headline, The Wall Street Journal, April 28
Hindsight and Hypocrisy
“Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the Donald Sterling scandal is that virtually no one in the sports world was surprised to hear that Mr. Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, may have been caught on tape spewing racist sentiments,” the New York Times editorializes today:
There’s a larger obligation here. The league’s top leadership tolerated and sheltered Mr. Sterling for much too long. The new commissioner, Adam Silver, needs to make clear that there’s no place in the league for owners with plantation attitudes, whether or not they’re caught expressing them on tape.
Today, as the Times reports, Silver did just that, barring Sterling from the league for life and imposing a $2.5 million fine. Did Silver miss all the previous Times editorials urging action against Sterling? The question’s premise is false. A search shows that Sterling has never been mentioned on the editorial page before today.
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