That Would Be Impressive if He Were a Write-In Candidate

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on January 22, 2014

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

image1253bThat Would Be Impressive if He Were a Write-In Candidate 
“Rajaonarimampianina Declared President-Elect of Madagascar”–headline,, Jan. 18

Same Reason the Mafia Killed Einstein 
“Brains of Elderly Slow Because They Know So Much”–headline, Daily Telegraph (London), Jan. 20

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate

  • “An earlier version of this article incorrectly quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. He made reference to the Khyber Pass, not the Cairo Pass.”–New York Times, Jan. 19
  • “A previous version of this post said the 85 richest people owned nearly half of global wealth and the same amount as the bottom half of the population. The 85 richest people are a small part of the wealthiest 1%, which owns 46% of the world’s wealth. The 85 richest people own about 0.7% of the world’s wealth, which is the same as the bottom half of the population.”–Los Angeles Times website, Jan. 20

News You Can Use
“You Can’t Afford Super Bowl Tickets”–headline,, Jan. 20

Bottom Stories of the Day
“Christie: ‘I Haven’t Enjoyed the Last 11 Days’ “–headline,, Jan. 20

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