Monday, May 4, 2009
Villager Cokie: "Journalistic Ambien"
Jack Shafer at Slate.com has a razor sharp piece on Villager emeritus Cokie "Okie Dokie" Roberts' NPR stints. We've long noticed Cokie's (hmmm, coke - e) narcotic effect on Steponaflagpinopolous' Sunday morning gas bubble, This Week. Rarely one with an original thought, Cokie likes to parrot whatever last month's conventional wisdom was, attempting to sell it as fresh insight. Shafer hits the Villager on the head when he refers to Cokie's morning radio rap as "journalistic Ambien." One hopes that drivers listening to her won't fall asleep at the wheel.