Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 14, 2016


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

The Lonely Lives of Scientists
“Rats Laugh and Even Jump for Joy When You Tickle Their Bellies Scientists Discover”—headline, Daily Mirror (London), Nov. 11

What They Don’t Teach in J-School
“A graduate student studying photojournalism at UC Berkeley was sent to an emergency room with a fractured cheekbone and abrasions after four agitators attacked him for taking photos while they looted and vandalized Oakland businesses Wednesday night,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle:

Kyle Ludowitz, 27, was photographing a demonstration against President-elect Donald Trump that began peacefully but devolved as the night wore on into smaller groups, some of which destroyed storefronts or threw bottles at police officers. . . .

“Particularly with the election of Donald Trump, there’s a very strong sentiment against the media,” he said. “I was expecting more violence from the police, so this caught me off guard.”

We guess this is what they mean when they say somebody is book smart but not street smart.

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