"Obama is known as a bookworm, and he has famously taken his daughters to buy gifts at two of Washington ’s most famous independent bookstores — Kramerbooks and Politics and Prose. During each visit, his purchases were recorded in news reports.
President Obama is known as a bookworm? And he “famously” took his daughters to … bookstores? And his purchases were “recorded in news reports”! This entire paragraph reads like a parody of media treatment of President Obama. It’s not just Politico, of course. One day a few years ago, the New York Times had not one, not two, but three separate stories about President Obama securing a copy of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom."