The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Worst Thanksgiving Ever
“The War for Turkey”—headline, PJMedia, Oct. 27
Question and Answer—I
Question and Answer—II
News You Can Use
“The Truth Experts Won’t Admit: Top Science Writer Says Alcohol PREVENTS Dementia—the Opposite of What We’re Told”—headline, Daily Mail (London), Oct. 26
Bottom Story of the Day
“In Chicago Speech, Obama to Call for Tougher Gun Laws”—headline, Chicago Tribune, Oct. 27
Working Hard or Hardly Working?
The other day on MSNBC, Alfonso Aguilar praised Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the likely next House speaker, by calling him a “hard worker.” The Washington Free Beacon reports on MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s response:
“I just want to pause on one thing,” she said. “Because I don’t disagree with you that I actually think Mr. Ryan is a great choice for this role, but I want us to be super careful when we use the language ‘hard worker,’ because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall, because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like. So, I feel you that he’s a hard worker. I do.
“But in the context of relative privilege, and I just want to point out that when you talk about work-life balance and being a hard worker, the moms who don’t have health care who are working. But, we don’t call them hard workers. We call them failures. We call them people who are sucking off the system.”
This is almost too bizarre to believe. Melissa Harris-Perry thinks Paul Ryan is a great choice for speaker?
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