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