Make that Seven

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on September 9, 2015

Make that Seven

Syrian refugees.

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

Make That Seven

  • “One Country That Won’t Be Taking Syrian Refugees: Israel” – headline, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 6
  • “As Amnesty International recently pointed out, the ‘six Gulf countries – Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain – have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees.'” – Washington Post, Sept. 4

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“In an earlier version of this article, the incorrect word was used. In describing his Sunday morning preparations, Mr. Logan should have been quoted as saying before the ‘service’ starts, not ‘circus.’ “–New York Times, Sept. 5

Out on a Limb
“The possibility remains that [Hillary Clinton] wanted to avoid oversight and thought she could get away with it.”–editorial, Guardian (London), Sept. 6

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
“With Only $150,000 in Savings, Nigeria’s Leader May Be the Least Corrupt in Africa”–headline, Washington Post website, Sept. 5

‘Overwhelming Scientific Evidence’

From a CNN.com piece by Jeremy Diamond:

[Sarah] Palin, a tea party firebrand who unsuccessfully campaigned for the vice presidency, also slammed [President] Obama for not checking out the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska, which according to a NASA report is expanding. Obama instead visited one of the thousands of glaciers in Alaska which have been shrinking in recent decades as a result of global warming, for which there is overwhelming scientific evidence.

That last phrase is a tell. Have you noticed journalists never need to tell you “there is overwhelming scientific evidence” when there actually is?

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