Hypothesis and Disproof

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on October 14, 2016

Hypothesis and Disproof

Bob Dylan

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

Hypothesis and Disproof

  • “Who Will Win the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature? Not Bob Dylan, that’s for sure.”—headline, and subheadline, NewRepublic, Oct. 6
  • “Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature”—headline, CNN, Oct. 13

Bottom Story of the Day
“El Paso Called 8th Best City for Trick-or-Treating”—headline, El Paso Times, Oct. 12

Third Prize Is Eight Years of Hillary
“ScanMyPhotos, the country’s leading digital photo scanning company, has pledged to digitize the photos of anyone, including immigrants, living in the U.S. for free if Donald Trump wins the upcoming presidential election,” the company announces in a press release:

“This is a historic election, and we are making a big bet on Hillary Clinton’s victory with this offer,” noted ScanMyPhotos.com President and CEO Mitch Goldstone. “If Mr. Trump is elected, it will be a serious detriment to our nation’s future. The least we could do is help Americans celebrate their past and their own personal histories.”

The offer is straightforward: ScanMyPhotos will digitize up to 500 4” x 6″ photos per family per address if Mr. Trump wins, should Hillary Clinton win, we all win anyway.

If they want her to win, they’ve got the incentives all wrong, no?

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