The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
Two Papers in One!
- “Jobs Data Gives Hope for Benefits Extension”–headline, news story, New York Times, Jan. 11
- “No Jobs, No Benefits, and Lousy Pay”–headline, editorial, New York Times, Jan. 11
Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“An earlier version of this article misidentified the state where Andrew M. Cuomo is governor. It is New York, not New Jersey.”–New York Times, Jan. 10
It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“Turks Quietly Find Love Online”–headline, Al-Monitor.com, Jan. 10
Two Newsmagazines in One!
- “Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds–the so-called circumpolar vortex–that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.”–Time, June 24, 1974
- “Not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely. Right now much of the U.S. is in the grip of a polar vortex, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a whirlwind of extremely cold, extremely dense air that forms near the poles.”–Time.com, Jan. 6, 2014
[Note: “Two Newsmags” from 1/8 BOTW.] For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.”