Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on March 16, 2016

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate

Sen. Eugene McCarthy challenged fellow Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1968 presidential primary.

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

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misidentified Eugene McCarthy as a senator from Wisconsin; he represented Minnesota.”—Huffington Post, March 14

They Don’t Get Out Much
“The New York Times published a profile of a Donald Trump campaign office in Florida, expressing astonishment at the number of non-white people and immigrants working in it,” the Daily Caller reports. Here’s a quote from the Times story:

For a campaign frequently depicted as offering a rallying point for the white working class, the people volunteering to help Mr. Trump here are noteworthy for their ethnic diversity. They include a young woman who recently arrived from Peru; an immigrant from the Philippines; a 70-year-old Lakota Indian; a teenage son of Russian immigrants; a Mexican-American.

They range the political spectrum, too, from lifelong Democrat to independent to libertarian to conservative Republican.

In fairness to our colleagues at the Times, they don’t have much experience with that kind of diversity.

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