Well, all we can say about this is “WHOA”:

WHOA, you guys:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Journalists in Washington, D.C., have long been accused of living in a “Beltway bubble,” isolated from the broader public, talking too much to each other.

Their interactions on Twitter, however, show them congregating in even smaller “microbubbles,” says a recent study. The journalists within each communicate more among themselves than with journalists outside the group.

That means Beltway journalism “may be even more insular than previously thought,” say study authors Nikki Usher and Yee Man Margaret Ng, “raising additional concerns about vulnerability to groupthink and blind spots.”

We’re not sure what to make of this. Except WHOA.

Just unbelievable.

Hey, why not? They’re giving those things away like candy.


Right? Twitter has basically exacerbated a problem that’s existed for some time now. Can’t wait to see how much worse it gets!

We’ll leave you with this take on CNN from Usher:

“CNN is telling a story about what is happening with CNN, and that is worrisome. Maybe that’s an organizational branding strategy, but I think it potentially has deleterious effects for public discourse,” she said.