Must’ve Mixed Him Up With Sen. Blunt

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 6, 2013

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

Must’ve Mixed Him Up With Sen. Blunt Who-are-you
“VP Joe Biden Calls Sen. Bob Menendez ‘Frank’ “–headline, Star-Ledger website (Newark, N.J.), Oct. 31

“Newark Police Announce ‘Historic’ Decrease in Non-Fatal Shootings”–headline, Star-Ledger website, Nov. 4

Questions Nobody Is Asking 
“What Does the Future Hold for Seattle’s Zoo Elephants?”–headline, KING-TV website, Nov. 4

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“This post was based on an anonymously sourced item at YourJewishNews that subsequent reporting has revealed to be false. Sources I spoke with at the Gur Kollel in Jerusalem say that soy products have not been banned. The original, incorrect post remains below.”–, Oct. 31

Out on a Limb

  • “Congress Likes Spending More Than Cutting, Study Says”–headline, Washington Timeswebsite, Nov. 1
  • “Obama’s Credibility Is at Risk”–headline, National Journal, Nov. 2 issue
  • “Obamacare Fiasco Proves President Is No Chess Master”–headline, Jonah Goldberg syndicated column, Nov. 1

Deep Background 

Politico reports that President Obama has been holding a series of White House meetings with newspaper columnists and other opinion journalists. Although the sessions are private, readers are treated to this scoop:

“The president is thoroughly convinced that the course he has set out is correct, and that his opponents are either wrong-headed or crazy or, in the case of [House Speaker John] Boehner, insufficiently courageous,” said a journalist who has attended off-the-record meetings.

This columnist has never even met Obama, but we could’ve told you that years ago.

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