It’s Always in the Last Place You Look

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on April 29, 2014

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

atariIt’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“E.T. Found In New Mexico Landfill”–headline,, April 27

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article contained a photograph of a person incorrectly identified as Chris Plaskon. In fact, the person in the photograph was not Plaskon and had nothing to do with any of the matters discussed in the story. The Daily News regrets the error.”–Daily News (New York), April 25

That Shouldn’t Be Difficult
“Obama: Goal Is Not to ‘Contain’ China”–headline, USA Today, April 28

Bottom Stories of the Day
“Anti-Semitism Rife at French Islamic Conference”–headline, Jewish Daily Forward, April 25

Worst Appeals to Authority
A reader passes along an email he received Friday from Organizing for Action, the political group formerly known as the Obama campaign. It’s signed by Ivan Frishberg, OFA’s “climate change campaign manager”:

I have great news in the fight against climate change:

Just today, we removed a member of Congress from our list of climate change deniers–Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-11) announced that he agrees with the scientific consensus behind climate change.

That’s huge–it’s the biggest sign yet that the conversation around climate is changing. That’s exactly why we’ve been organizing to make sure that climate change deniers feel the pressure from their constituents.

It’s time to turn up the heat–add your name to join the fight against climate change deniers in Congress.

He wasn’t kidding about turning up the heat. On Friday, as the Washington Post reported, “people familiar with the case” said Grimm “has been secretly indicted by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn.” In other Grimm news, CNN reports the congressman entered a not-guilty plea after being arrested this morning.

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