Moe has already pointed out Ross Douthat's creeping suspicion that these people who surround him are not particularly balanced or friendly to ideologies other than their own. But we shouldn't leave it there - it's actually gotten more pronounced in the hours since the initial revelations. Read Ross's followups here, here,, and here.
Ross, we love you as a wise brother. But it's high time you woke up to the fact that these people you're talking to might as well be from the land of Nod when it comes to evaluating the media and realizing their own bias.