News of the Tautological

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on September 10, 2014

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

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that [Cherries Waffles] Tennis was arrested for allegedly making ‘fraudulent purposes.’ Clearly that is neither a crime nor a statement that makes any sense. She was arrested for allegedly making fraudulent purchases.”–Huffington Post, Sept. 6

Why Do Bad Things Always Happen to Him?
“As he seeks to rally Americans behind a new military campaign in the Middle East, Mr. Obama finds his own past statements coming back to haunt him. Time and again, he has expressed assessments of the world that in the harsh glare of hindsight look out of kilter with the changed reality he now confronts.”–Peter Baker, New York Times, Sept. 9

Grandpa Would Prefer to Leave That to an Orthopedic Surgeon
“Keith Richards on Writing Children’s Book: ‘It’s Time to Make Grandpas Hip’ “–headline, Today, Sept. 9

News of the Tautological

  • “New Somali Terror Chief Seen as Shadowy and Ruthless”–headline, Times of Israel, Sept. 8
  • “Electronic ‘Shock’ Collars Might Distress Your Dog”–headline, Washington Post, Sept. 9

It’a Always in the Last Place You Look
“A Blogger Found Secret U.S. Justice Department Documents in a Dumpster in Austria”–headline,, Sept. 8

Bottom Story of the Day
“Mitt Romney Backs Republican Vying For Henry Waxman’s Seat”–headline, Huffington Post, Sept. 8

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