Smug Alert

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?