Reliable Sources

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on October 3, 2014

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

Reliable Sources
“The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the “Sunday Ticket” package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games,” the Associated Press reports:

The deal expands DirecTV’s rights to stream the package live on mobile devices and online. The agreement is worth $12 billion over eight years–$1.5 billion annually, according to a person familiar with the contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the figures were not made public.

Does that mean the anonymity agreement has expired now that the AP has made the figures public?

Homer Nods
Yesterday’s lead item (since corrected) erred in describing White House intruder Oscar Goinzalez as “knife-wielding.” According to news reports, he was carrying a small knife, but we know of no indication that he was wielding it.

Out on a Limb
“U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants”–headline, NPR, Oct. 2

What Would We Do Without Experts?
“Obama’s Social Media Strategy Against ISIS Falling Short, Experts Say”–headline, ABCNews, Oct. 1

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.”