Cokie Roberts could definitely be considered a member of the Old Media Guard, but we’d still hope that she understands the difference between Twitter and Google. A set of tweets sent out from the @CokieRoberts Twitter account seem to suggest otherwise. Those tweets also suggest that Roberts is seriously jonesing for some Applebee’s:

And she wants to enjoy it in the privacy of her own home:

Twitter immediately began buzzing about Roberts’ search engine issues and obsession with eatin’ good in the neighborhood:

Some people, though, were skeptical about the account’s authenticity:

Way to rain on our parade, guys. But with only 30-something tweets and around 4400 followers, we’ve gotta agree that this Twitter account isn’t connected to the real Cokie Roberts.

But it felt great, didn’t it?

And brilliant. Don’t forget brilliant. Even Katie Couric and Donna Brazile were captivated:


You see, Roberts evidently despises Twitter:

“Twitter is just rude,” she said. “The idea that people are sitting in a presidential speech in Congress, members of Congress are sitting there Twittering and we’re putting it on the air, I just find that appalling.”

“I don’t pay attention to it whatsoever,” said old school journalist Cokie Roberts when asked if she followed blogs, Twitter and Facebook. “Life is too short, and I really don’t see any use.”

Out of all the social media Web sites, Roberts, a senior analyst for National Public Radio and an ABC News political contributor, found Twitter to be the biggest offender.

But how can Cokie still believe such things after the beauty that Twitter hath wrought today?

So true.

Oh yes.

  • Danny Wheeler


    • Guy_Montag_OG

      lol. LOL!. LOL!

  • Andrea Silver

    As hoaxes go this gets the mildness award, it is outrageous in its innocuousness.

    • conservativechick

      Well if this is a FAKE account.. there are a lot of very important, smart people “following” her!

  • Wigglesworth111

    I thought it looked suspicious. The elite media wouldn’t be caught dead rubbing shoulders with the unwashed masses at a place like Applebees.

    • redheadgrl

      or searching using + signs

  • Tony0920

    @siri. Please help @CokieRoberts

  • Guy_Montag_OG

    lol. LOL. sorry, lol. LOL. This is funnier than Unicorn Tears, and Rainbow Oil.

  • vino veritas

    Cokie Roberts likes to get to work in the morning via her horse-drawn buggy and prefers networking with contacts via her wooden hand-cranked wall-mounted telephone device.

    Dana Carvey As Grumpy Old Man Saturday Night Live:

  • Right Wired

    Thank God she wasn’t looking for the nearest ‘Hooters’

    “homemade hooters”

    “washington dc” + “hooters” + “directions”

    • TundraThunder

      Or the Chippendales Male Revue

  • B. Bending Rodriguez Sr.

    Score one for Cokie (real Cokie). Not a fan, but love her attitude regarding Twitter. 😉

  • Jordan Olling

    Maybe it was a viral marketing/advertising campaign for Applebee’s.