Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 4, 2016

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate

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
“Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article erroneously attributed a quotation about the deaths of the two officers. It was President Obama—not Hillary Clinton—who said ‘Sgt. Anthony Beminio and Officer Justin Martin represented our best, most decent instincts as human beings.’ (The erroneous attribution also referred incorrectly to Mrs. Clinton as ‘President Clinton.’ The Times, of course, will not know whether to use that title until after Tuesday, when the voters decide whether she will be President-elect Clinton and eventually President Clinton.)”—New York Times, Nov. 3

Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control
“Florida Newspaper Apologizes for Anti-Donald Trump Bias”—headline, Washington Times, Nov. 3

Keeping Score
There was a bit of a scare during last night’s World Series baseball game when people on Twitter saw what they thought was “a KKK sign” in the stands. Mediaite’s Josh Feldman wrote a post about it, which was updated (and his byline changed to “Mediate Staff”) when somebody pointed out that in baseball scoring a K represents a strike-out.

Meanwhile NPR reports six candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat from Louisiana debated last night, including the infamous David Duke (who, we note with satisfaction, is barely registering in the polls). NPR’s report, since edited, originally contained this sentence: “In the debate, Duke denied that he is a white supremacist.” He must’ve struck out three batters.

For more “Best of the Web” from The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto click here.