David Frum's NewsBeast blog launched overnight, and one of his first stories exposed a vast media conspiracy: Journalists eat together. The very first post was about Chris DeMuth, once the president of the American Enterprise Institute (from which Frum was fired in 2010) taking up with another conservative think tank, the Hudson Institute. As Frum writes, "If you don't know the players, it won't mean much to you." But you probably know the players in his next item:
Sunday night I had plans to have dinner with an in-state friend. By the time we sat down, we were a party of six—in the same restaurant as a long table of 20 including most of the rising generation of media stars: Dave Weigel, Phil Klein, Benjy Sarlin, John Tabin, and so on. I hope I’m not blowing anybody’s cover here, but yes ... left and right ... they do eat together. Just as the Ron Paul campaign inwardly suspects and fears.
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