So when the mainstream media (MSM) leave holes in a given narrative -- in this case, the biography of the president -- bloggers individually, incrementally, and indefatigably strive to fill in the blanks -- sometimes successfully, sometimes less so.
Where Remnick falls oddly silent -- not even to scold the blogosphere, which he does often -- is on the question of Obama's love life.
As one of the folks who got to know him while he was at Occidental College, I can report that I thought of Obama as an average white guy in terms of his IQ and his cultural inheritance.
This, of course, should not be so surprising since Obama was raised by his white mother and his white grandparents nearly his entire life.
The young Obama that I knew was mainly interested in hanging out with white guys and white girls (like me and my radical girlfriend) or with his radical Muslim friends.