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Giggle alert: ‘Cokie Roberts’ uses Twitter to research Applebee’s, hilarity ensues


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:

washington dc applebees

— Cokie Roberts (@CokieRoberts) October 26, 2012

“washington” + “dc” + “applebees”

— Cokie Roberts (@CokieRoberts) October 26, 2012

“washington dc” + “applebees” + “directions”

— Cokie Roberts (@CokieRoberts) October 26, 2012

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

homemade applebees

— Cokie Roberts (@CokieRoberts) October 26, 2012

“applebees dessert shooters recipe”

— Cokie Roberts (@CokieRoberts) October 26, 2012

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


— Brian Watkins (@brianbwatkins) October 26, 2012

Please let that be the real Cokie Roberts trying to get directions to Applebee’s from twitter. Please. Please.

— R. Dustin Long (@RDustinLong) October 26, 2012

“@antderosa: Seems @cokieroberts has mistaken Twitter for Google lockerz.com/s/256365985” I feel for her. I did this myself once.

— Marion CoatsworthHay (@MCoatsworthHay) October 26, 2012

[email protected]cokieroberts yous one crazy lady

— Sam Herrmann (@SamHerrmann) October 26, 2012

Girl, I love you like Cokie Roberts loves Applebee’s dessert shooters.

— Jasun (@jasunlee) October 26, 2012

@cokieroberts: the newest member of our integrated intelligence community.

— Robert Caruso (@robertcaruso) October 26, 2012

The best think about the Cokie Roberts Applebee’s tweets are how she gives up looking for a restaurant and just looks for recipes instead

— Joshua Culling (@joshuaculling) October 26, 2012

It seems that @cokieroberts hasn’t quite grasped the concept of Twitter ibtimes.com/cokie-roberts-… Also, she apparently loves Applebees.

— Nick Horowitz (@ztiworoh) October 26, 2012

Cokie Roberts has some mean boolean query skills bit.ly/TeKNUy

— Michael Moeschler (@moesch) October 26, 2012

Senility alert: @cokieroberts thinks Twitter gives directions to Applebees twitter.com/CokieRoberts #SeniorEarlyBirdSpecial

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 26, 2012

#ff cokie roberts to applebees

— noralynn (@narwhalynn) October 26, 2012

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

Looks like a parody account. I don’t think the real Cokie Roberts is nearly that funny. @jtlol @iowahawkblog

— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) October 26, 2012

I won’t believe it until I see the “verified” check mark. RT @margafret: Cokie Roberts technically exists, @jackshafer.

— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) October 26, 2012

I also don’t believe for a minute that Cokie Roberts would be caught dead in an Applebees. They dont have wagyu.

— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) October 26, 2012

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.

ILY, fake @cokieroberts

— Zoëy McDoppelgänger(@ZoeyalaMode) October 26, 2012

crap. @cokieroberts is a fake account

— Charlie Posner (@chilicheesedog) October 26, 2012

So @cokieroberts is a fake. Which begs the question: How did a Cokie Roberts account become a thing?

— Remi(@RemiBernard) October 26, 2012

Says a lot about us, y’all, that we got so excited about a parody Cokie Roberts twitter account.

— Adam Smith (@asmith83) October 26, 2012

But it felt great, didn’t it?

It takes a real high dork level to create a fake Cokie Roberts twitter feed.

— Reid Epstein (@reidepstein) October 26, 2012

Man it takes a supreme nerd to make a fake Cokie Roberts twitter account.

— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) October 26, 2012

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

Donna Brazile and Katie Couric are also early followers… hmm.

— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) October 26, 2012


Stating the obvious, Cokie Roberts account is a fake. She’s not on Twitter.

— Anna Christopher (@NPRanna) October 26, 2012

You see, Roberts evidently despises Twitter:

RT @alexparkerdc: The real Cokie Roberts on Twitter: “Life is too short, and I really don’t see any use.” thehill.com/blogs/twitter-…

— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) October 26, 2012

“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?

Guys, it doesn’t matter if @cokieroberts is fake. That’s the point. It could be anyone. We are all Cokie Roberts.

— Brian (@BrianYarvual) October 26, 2012

So true.

oh no.

— Cokie Roberts (@CokieRoberts) October 26, 2012

Oh yes.

This Cokie Roberts hoax/Applebee’s thing wins the Internet today.

— Nick Manes (@nickmanes1) October 26, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/26/cokie-roberts-uses-twitter-to-research-applebees-hilarity-ensues/

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