Others seek room at the top: As Ezra Klein vouches for Paul Ryan’s soul, we’ll recommend this Digby post about others seeking room at the top.
Digby linked to Politico. To his credit, the suicidal Dylan Byers filed the report:
BYERS (3/15/12): David Gregory, host of NBC’s Meet The Press, and Bret Baier, host of Fox News’s Special Report, are among the latest applicants to the Chevy Chase Club, the historic social club that has catered to Washington’s wealthiest for over a century.There’s nothing “wrong” with joining that club, a place where we bombed a few years back. But we have suggested, for years, that progressive interests would be served if the public was made more aware of the massive wealth and social connections of our upper-end “press corps.”
The Club’s recent "Membership Report" shows that both Gregory and Baier are up for consideration as “newly-proposed candidates for membership.” Gregory is being sponsored by Joseph Stettinius and William M. Walker. Baier is being sponsored Burke F. Hayes and by Brit Hume, the former anchor of Fox News’s Special Report.
The Chevy Chase Club would not disclose the cost of admission, but a member told me that the initiation fee is $80,000 and that members pay $6,000 in annual dues. The member also said that Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’s Face The Nation, was a member of the club.
The career liberal world has refused this task. They’ve done so because they’re on the make too. They too seek room at the top!
For years, Jack Welch maintained a club on Nantucket for “the lost boys of NBC News.” The story was very amusing—and it was extremely telling about the deeply destructive journalism of the Clinton-Gore and early Bush years.
Why didn’t Salon report that story? What the Joe Hill was wrong with The Nation?
When you see Joan and David cavorting with Chris, will your lizard brain, at long last, allow you to understand?
One small point about Digby’s headline: In her headline, Digby refers to “the Village 1 percenters.” That’s technically accurate, but somewhat misleading.
In fact, most of the people in question are extremely high up in the top one percent. People will do many things for such wealth and fame.
Fiery young “journalists” will treat you like fools if it lets them find their own room that far up at the top.