Today’s episode of Martha Stewart’s talk show—due, we can only assume, to some combination of its host’s continuing attempts to redefine her role in the cultural conversation, its employment of politically astute booker-producers, and some kind of rupture in the space-time continuum—features as its guests…Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin. Yes, the Politico bloggers.

Which, just…there are no words. Except, that is, the ones Martha utters during the segment.

The erstwhile doyenne of domesticity, after referring to Sarah Palin as “Sharon” (“she reminds me of somebody—a Sharon,” Stewart declared by way of explanation), goes on to wax philosophical with her esteemed guests about What Bloggers Are: “You really are news reporters with active, wireless computers on your laps, ready to go.”

You really are, guys. You really are.








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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.