The World’s Smallest Violin

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on January 20, 2016

The World’s Smallest Violin

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

The World’s Smallest Violin
“Sean Penn Is ‘Really Sad About the State of Journalism in Our Country’ “—headline, Washington Post website, Jan. 17

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
“This Selfie Taking Cat Takes Better Selfies Than You”—headline,, Jan. 15

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“In an article ‘Kate Beckinsale comforted by ex-boyfriend Ben Affleck after love split’ (28 November) we stated that Kate Beckinsale was comforted by Ben Affleck after her split from her husband. In fact, at the time, Ms Beckinsale had been filming in Prague and Ben Affleck has never been a boyfriend of Kate Beckinsale and they never had more than a business relationship working on a movie. We are happy to clarify and apologise to Ms Beckinsale for any upset caused.”—Sun (London), Jan. 19

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