News of the Tautological

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on September 11, 2014

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

televisionNews of the Tautological
“TV’s Audience Gets Older”–headline, Bangor (Maine) Daily News, Sept. 6

Breaking News From 2009
“It’s Not 2008 Anymore”–headline, National Review Online, Sept. 5

It Isn’t Easy Being Green
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo won his Democratic primary fight Tuesday–but not without getting bruised by little-known leftist insurgent Zephyr Teachout’s surprisingly strong showing,” the New York Post reports:

With 94 percent of the ballots counted, Teachout had 34.6 percent of the vote to Cuomo’s 61.7 percent–even though she ran a shoestring campaign against a well-financed incumbent who outspent her 10 to 1. . . .

Teachout–whom Cuomo tried to have booted from the ballot–won about two dozen upstate counties. In a major embarrassment, she easily won Albany County–the capital and seat of state government.

“Cuomo lost everything tonight except the nomination,” said former city Public Advocate Mark Green, who supported Teachout.

Right, just like Michael Bloomberg lost everything except the mayoralty in 2001.

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