Is there any recent example of smug insidery journalistic wankery than the following from Jonathan Capehart about his fawning interview with Valerie Jarrett, where she made the "lifestyle choice" gaffe:

Contrary to the caustic comments on websites like firedoglake, I know Jarrett knows better than this. That's why I didn't correct her or ask her to explain herself during our sit-down at the White House.

And how did you know, Jonathan? Because you're such chums? Are you a journalist or a social secretary?

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to