What Would We Do Without Experts?

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on April 14, 2015

What Would We Do Without Experts?

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

What Would We Do Without Experts?
“Oil-Price Direction Unclear, Experts Say”—Energy Journal headline, WSJ, April 2

Asphalt Would Be Cheaper
“Northampton Pledges to Put $1.8 Million Into Potholes”—headline, Republican (Springfield, Mass.), April 3

Bottom Stories of the Day

  • “Cuomo, Gillibrand Throw Support Behind Clinton”—headline, Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.), April 12
  • “Glaciers in Western Canada Could Disappear by 2100, Study Says ”—headline, Pique Newsmagazine (Whistler, British Columbia), April 9

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“CORRECTION: After misinterpreting reports in other news publications, EW published an unfair and inaccurate depiction of the Sad Puppies voting slate, which does, in fact, include many women and writers of color. As Sad Puppies’ Brad Torgerson explained to EW, the slate includes both women and non-caucasian writers, including Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green. This story has been updated to more accurately reflect this. EW regrets the error.”—Entertainment Weekly, April 6

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