And, no, you are not in it.
So Serious Journalist Joe "Jokeline" Klein has been busted -- again -- trashing Glenn Greenwald's competence, honesty and honor, this time in front of several hundred of his closest friends but behind the digital hedgerow of a 'Members Only' journalist club from within which Joe apparently though it was safe to run around pantsless and snipe at his colleague with impunity.
The whole thing is certainly worth a read, but in the middle of this insightful slamming of Jokeline's journalistic head into the Lockers of Justice, your humble scrivener could not help but notice this:
The second incident happened yesterday. Klein belongs to "Journolist," a secret online club where several hundred liberal journalists, pundits, bloggers, editors, policy experts and the like gather to discuss various matters, all organized by The Washington Post's Ezra Klein. It includes some of the most influential people in the profession. I'm not a member and never have been.
At which news one can only shrug, laugh
and be reminded that while the world is full of velvet ropes the grubby, street-side of which most of us find ourselves most of the time, it is a supreme and specific irony of the Left that the bouncers guarding our exclusive clubs and cliques are all wearing tee-shirts that say "Grassroots!" on one side and "Liberté! Egalité! Transparencé!" on the other.