Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on January 29, 2016

Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?

Bing Crosby sang the lyrics in "Going My Way"

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

Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?
“What Debate? Bing Predicts Trump Will Win Iowa Anyway”—headline, Wired .com, Jan. 27

What Would We Do Without Experts?
“The Big Mystery in Iowa: Donald Trump’s Ground Game; Even the experts don’t know if he has one—or whether it even matters”—headline and subheadline, National Journal, Jan. 27

Another Fish Story

  • “Bill Kristol: Donald Trump ‘Jumped The Shark’ and Is ‘Dead to Me’ After Attack on John McCain’s Military Service”—headline,MediaMutters.org, July 19, 2015
  • “Has Trump Finally Jumped The Shark?”—headline,NationalReview, Nov. 13, 2015
  • “Has Trump Jumped the Shark?”—headline, National Journal, Dec. 8, 2015
  • “Yes, Donald Trump Has Jumped the Shark. Will Republicans Do the Same?”—headline, Soshable, Dec. 8, 2015
  • “Cruz Tweet Implies Trump Has Jumped the Shark”—headline, Politico, Jan. 5, 2016
  • “With Fox News Debate Boycott, Has Trump Finally Jumped the Shark?”—headline, PJMedia, Jan. 26, 2016
  • “Tired of Shark Week? Too Bad”—headline, TheOdysseyOnline, July 15, 2015

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
“Bernie Sanders Has the Most Realistic Plan to Boost Wages and Job Creation”—headline, Vox, Jan. 26

Overexposed Films
Apparently the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced its Oscar nominees recently, and many activists were unhappy that the list did not “look like America” (in the liberal sense). A hashtag was created, #OscarsSoWhite, and Vox reports the movement has now made the cover of the trade publication Variety: “In front of a white backdrop, the typically gold statuette stands alone, whitewashed, with the headline, ‘Shame on Us.’ ”

Vox’s headline declares: “Variety’s New Cover Shows #OscarsSoWhite Is Bigger Than the Oscars.” We have to admit, they’re right: We noticed the #OscarsSoWhite thing, whereas we haven’t paid attention to the Oscars in we don’t remember how many years.

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