Other Washington Post features from the Democratic convention:

From the “CNN Grill” (a pop-up restaurant doling out gratis meals for bigwigs), to the “HuffingtonPost Oasis” (free backrubs and yoga sessions), many media organizations are doing their darnedest to wine, dine and entertain elite convention-goers. “Given its traditional role as a watchdog of the powerful,” writes our colleague Paul Farhi, “the media’s desire to party with the parties raises a question or two.” Read more: When news organizations party with the political parties, 9/5/12

See also, Dana Milbank: “A media lovefest in Charlotte . . . is one more reason to consign political conventions to the dustbin of history.”

Earlier in The Reliable Source: Julian Castro’s twin brother Joaquin: Rising stars have Democrats seeing double; Smoke-filled back rooms; Kal Penn and Obama