On the one hand, you have Politico's Mike Allen, Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson and the Atlantic's Steve Clemons.
Put together, you have everything that's wrong with Washington summed up in one selfie.
No, the photo isn't terrible because it's a reminder that certain members of the press are oh-so-chummy with the truly powerful. We already knew that.
It's because the photo is a painful reminder that you're being ruled over by grownups who take selfies like teenage girls at a sleepover.
With @mikeallen @stabenow @vj44 @carlsonmargaret & Kathy Lacey on Mike Allen's 50th #atlanticselfies pic.twitter.com/5m5Fd8E20x— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) July 11, 2014
Weep for your faded glory, America. Weep bitter, bitter tears of regret.