News of the Tautological

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on February 11, 2015

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

Out on a Limb
“Historian: ‘I Don’t Think the President Knows Very Much About the Crusades’ ”—headline, Breitbart, Feb. 8

News of the Tautological
“Energy Drinks Increase Hyperactivity in Children: Study”—headline, BeverageDaily .com, Feb. 10

Breaking News From Genesis 3
“Everything Is Apple’s Fault . . .”—headline, Daily Telegraph website (London), Feb. 6

Bottom Story of the Day
“Donald Trump May Not Want to Be Buried in New Jersey”—headline, Associated Press, Feb. 10

Barry, Barry,Quite Contrary
Here’s President Obama at a press conference yesterday, answering a question about his desperate efforts to make a deal with the Iranian regime:

And if, in fact, what they claim in true—which is they have no aspiration to get a nuclear weapon, that, in fact, according to their Supreme Leader, it would be contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon—if that is true, there should be the possibility of getting a deal. They should be able to get to yes. But we don’t know if that’s going to happen. They have their hardliners; they have their politics.

What does he mean, “if”? The Iranian rulers’ faith is Islam, right? And isn’t Obama supposed to be an expert on what is and is not contrary to the Islamic faith?

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