Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 13, 2014

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

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate

  • “An article on Thursday about the latest Internet sensation of ‘Alex from Target,’ a picture of a teenager bagging merchandise at the retailer that went viral online, described incorrectly a subsequent Internet posting of ‘Kel from Good Burger.’ It was a frame from the 1997 film ‘Good Burger’ starring the actor Kel Mitchell; it was not a photograph of a teenager in a job.”—New York Times, Nov. 10
  • “An article last Sunday about Bradley Cooper, who is starring in a Broadway revival of ‘The Elephant Man,’ referred incorrectly to the London address where Joseph Carey Merrick—the real Elephant Man—exhibited himself. The address is now a sari store—it is not, our sincerest apologies, ‘a sorry store.’ ”—New York Times, Nov. 9

Bottom Story of the Day
“Nobody Wants to See the Redskins Play Tampa Bay”—headline, WTOP-FM website (Washington), Nov. 11

Thank Your Lucky Czars
From the Hill, here’s some good news for a change:

The doctor discharged Tuesday from a New York City hospital after recovering from Ebola won’t be the last U.S. case of the deadly virus, the White House warned Tuesday.

“Today is a milestone, but let’s be clear . . . we’re going to see occasional additional cases of Ebola in our country,” White House Ebola czar Ron Klain told MSNBC. “This is not the last one.”

Not only is the doc free of Ebola, but the Obama administration has finally made a promise it can keep.

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