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Why D.C. Gossip STILL Sucks: Obama’s secret love of pie crust

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Over Thanksgiving The Mirror offered silent moments of gratitude to writers like U.S. News & World Report‘s gossip writer Nikki Schwab. With Schwab around, we’ll always have a need for “Why D.C. Gossip STILL Sucks.”

Her latest “exposé” is on President Obama being a pie crust guy (seriously).

Schwab, who writes the “Washington Whispers” column, truly piqued my curiosity just after midnight on Thanksgiving eve when she released the pivotal news on Twitter that “Obama is a Pie Crust Guy, ‘Crustmaster’ Bill Yosses Reveals: Forget the filling, POTUS likes a flaky crust.”

Is she out of her mind? Forget the filling?

Somehow Schwab managed to wrangle “the news” out of White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses that POTUS has a thing for pie crust. Unless the pie crust has been poisoned or prompts Obama to need the Heimlich, seriously, who gives a sh&t? Also mind numbing is the fact that Schwab explains that Yosses was joined by Food Network Chef Anne Burrell and NASA’s Ron Garan to discuss the science of cooking, specifically the difference between making pie and bread dough. She really must’ve had to brawl with her editors over that one. Wait, there’s a scientific difference between making pie and bread dough? I could barely tear my eyes off the page.

The worst part of this? This is what passes for gossip or whispers at U.S. News & World Report.

Read the whole item here.