Matt Yglesias notes that Tom Brokaw goes bird watching with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and notes, “it is striking that you tend not to hear about this sort of coziness between the media and political elites when said media elites are busy posturing as a vast brigade of Woodward and Bernsteins eagerly digging to the truth.”

I had a similar thought last Sunday watching Tim Russert interview Alan Greenspan on MTP. How many times, I wondered, have Greenspan and his wife, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, had Russert over for dinner? In fact, the three were probably headed out to brunch just as soon as the cameras stopped rolling.

Makes you wonder.