The Year of the Hoarse

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on February 13, 2014

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

year-horseThe Year of the Hoarse 
“6 Million Americans Without a Voice”–headline, New York Times, Feb. 12

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“Because of an editing error, an article on Saturday about the expansion of McDonald’s into Vietnam misstated, in some editions, the location where fast-food companies typically seek to pay about $6 a square foot in rent. It is Ho Chi Minh City, not the United States.”–New York Times, Feb. 12

Why Is His Color Relevant? 
“Gray Man to Plead Guilty to Federal Weapons Charges”–headline, Johnson City (Tenn.) Press, Feb. 12

News of the Tautological 
“People That Endanger Other People in Oakland Behave Badly”–headline, KRON-TV website (San Francisco), Feb. 11

Bottom Stories of the Day

  • “Expect No Protests in Sochi’s Protest Park”–headline, Boston Globe, Feb. 12
  • “Another Hiatus for ‘Doonesbury’ “–headline, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 11

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