Sports News of the Tautological

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on October 8, 2015

Sports News of the Tautological

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

News (and Sports) of the Tautological

  • “Reds Lose 98 Games, Short-Term Future Looks Bleak”—headline, Associated Press, Oct. 5
  • “NL Wild Card Preview: Either the Cubs or the Pirates Are Going Home Early”—headline, Yahoo! Sports, Oct. 6

Two Candidates in One!

  • “Kasich: ‘I Don’t Read a Bible to Figure Out What I Think’ ”—headline, CNN, Aug. 17
  • “John Kasich Tells Critics of Medicaid Expansion to Read the Bible”—headline, Huffington Post, Oct. 6

Everything Not Forbidden Is Compulsory

  • “California Bans Plastic Grocery Bags”—headline, Associated Press, Sept. 30, 2014
  • “Can You Cut a Drought (or a Steak) With a Plastic Knife? One California city is mandating the use of paper plates and plastic cups in restaurants to combat a water shortage.”—headline and subheadline, TheAtlantic, Oct. 6, 2015

Question and Answer—I

  • “Finally, a Reason to Vote for Donald Trump!”—headline, VanityFair, Aug. 13
  • “Barry Diller Says He’ll Leave the Country if Donald Trump Wins the White House”—headline, Bloomberg, Oct. 6

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