Michael Calderone reports the "vast new left-wing conspiracy," includes "several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics" who participate in a secretive and "off-the-record online meeting space called JournoList."
Even though the JList includes Nobel Prize-winning columnist Paul Krugman; POLITICO’s Mike Allen, Ben Smith and Lisa Lerer, staffers from Newsweek, Huffington Post, The New Republic, The Nation and The New Yorker; policy wonks, academics and bloggers such as Klein and Matthew Yglesias, the secretive group receives almost no attention from the media:
A LexisNexis search for JournoList reveals exactly nothing. Slate’s Mickey Kaus, a nonmember, may be the only professional writer to have referred to it “in print” more than once — albeit dismissively, as the “Klein Klub.”
While members may talk freely about JList at, say, a Columbia Heights house party, there’s a “Fight Club”-style code of silence when it comes to discussing it for publication.
All the more reason to consider the JList a conspiracy.