What Would We Do Without Experts?

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

What Would We Do Without Experts?

The four-legged chicken was found in Shandong, China, by Ms Zhu (pictured) and her father on the family's chicken farm.

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

What Would We Do Without Experts?
“Four-Legged ‘Frankenstein Chicken’ Is Found on Chinese Farm and Experts Claim It’s Still Edible”—headline, Daily Mail website (London), March 9

Out on a Limb
“Egyptian Military Admits Mistake in Sentencing 4-Year-Old to Life in Prison”—headline, United Press International, Feb. 24

Burn, Baby, Bern
“Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said U.S. allies abroad are ‘definitely worried’ about the idea of Donald Trump being president of the United States,” the Puffington Host reports. Albright told CNN: “Whenever anything is said by Donald Trump, it is scary, I think, in terms of what he thinks he’s going to do or [his] lack of understanding.”

She also criticized the tone of the primary campaign:

Albright said she’s “embarrassed” by the immature rhetoric of the candidates in the Republican presidential primary.

“It all sounds kind of like children in a school yard calling each other names,” Albright said. “We have examples of the kind of discussion that is in the gutter, and it’s really embarrassing.”

You mean like the time the candidate’s surrogate said the other candidates’s supporters were going to hell? Nah, that was the other primary.

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