Wow. See if you can make it more than halfway through this excellent piece from the New York Observer’s John Koblin on the hall of mirrors reporting, rumor-mongering, excuse-making, word-parsing disaster that is the “Will Clinton be our Next-etary of State” journalistic free for all without your mouth hanging agape.

No pull quote. Just read it.

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Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.