Online columnist slams Cokie Roberts

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Slate’s Jack Shafer thinks NPR’s Morning Edition should dump longtime Congressional analyst Cokie Roberts. “I can think of no comparably sized media space that’s as void of original insight and information as Roberts’,” he writes. “Her segments, though billed as ‘analysis’ by NPR, do little but speed-graze the headlines and add a few grace notes. If you’re vaguely conversant with current events, you’re already cruising at Roberts’ velocity. Roberts doesn’t just voice the conventional wisdom; she is the conventional wisdom.”