Two Columnists in One!

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 11, 2016

Two Columnists in One!

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

Two Columnists in One!

  • “Journalists—college-educated, urban and, for the most part, liberal—are more likely than ever before to live and work in New York City and Washington, D.C., or on the West Coast. And although we touched down in the big red states for a few days, or interviewed some coal miners or unemployed autoworkers in the Rust Belt, we didn’t take them seriously. Or not seriously enough.”—Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post website, Nov. 9
  • “We have to keep doing our jobs of truth-telling, challenging power and holding those in power accountable.”—Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post website, Nov. 9

Worst Appeals to Authority
“They voted for [Trump] despite the fact that he had two newspaper endorsements to Clinton’s 57, among the nation’s 100 largest newspapers. . . . White voters weren’t swayed when 63 of his statements that the Washington Post fact-checked were deemed false.”—Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox, Nov. 9

Answer to Questions Nobody Is Asking
“Why HuffPost’s [sic] Presidential Forecast Didn’t See a Donald Trump Win Coming”—headline, Huffington Post, Nov. 10

Why Do Bad Things Always Happen to Him?
“Trump’s Joy Is Obama’s Pain: Barack Faces Destruction of Legacy by the Donald’s Presidency’—headline, Daily Mail website (London), Nov. 9

For more “Best of the Web” from The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto click here.