Richard Cohen sure is weird. In the course of a totally unfunny satirical column, one item is “A survey of political bloggers showed that 94 percent of them had never been out of the country or read anything other than a Harry Potter book.”
This seems like a curious premise for a joke. Political bloggers, being wealthier and better-educated than the general population, are surely much more likely to travel abroad and read books than are the general public. Certainly the idea that bloggers don’t read anything at all is ludicrous. All high-volume political bloggers do is read! Mock us for our poor social skills if you must, but we certainly read.