The Media


By way of a follow-up to yesterday's Hawaii post, Digby reports:

Cokie Roberts said today that Obama shouldn't be going on vacation anywhere that has the "look of a foreign exotic place" and should go to Myrtle Beach instead. Apparently, Hawaii isn't quite American enough for Cokie and her provincial pals in the beltway, even though it's one of the 50 states.

It's weird... This is precisely the kind of thing that literally ENRAGES me about the barbecue media. You and I aren't taken seriously -- exclusively because we're creatures of the "unserious" intertubes. Yet very serious goons like Cokie Roberts are taken for wise old wizards despite crapola like "Hawaii is too exotic for the exotic black candidate."

However, it could've been worse. Roberts could've suggested Walley World.