How can it be that poor little blogger and stringer me knows exactly who dobbed Ivan Lewis in for his unfortunate moments of madness with his adventures in text-uendo? And yet Michael Crick continues to speculate that it was somehow Gordon Brown and Number 10 who caused this story to emerge. Might look like that. Might look like that on purpose. I couldn't possibly comment.
But I am quite frankly amazed that serious media commentators with excellent networks into our political parties can be so wrong. Some of these characters believe and report almost anything they are told by anyone. And then the next day the opposite. Without a thought for the whys and wherefores.
My own MP Tony Lloyd, Chair of the PLP, teased Mr Paxman for his affected naff naif confusion and put his finger on the problem when he poked gentle fun at the "towering combined IQ of our great British press" OWTTE.
Clearly Ruth Kelly is not enjoying life at the office just now. Those 18 hour days stack up. She has a fight on her hands against the unpleasant - she's a Tory isn't she? - but at times effective Susan Fildes Williams in Bolton West. And she has given birth to an unprecedented four young Kellys in 11 years in parliament. Why should she not take a career break at this point? When would have been a good time to rule oneself out from a government job in the next round?
And, returning to my theme of who is and is not in the know, how is it that a goodly number of Labour rank and filers of my acquaintance had more than an inkling of this development too? Whereas star blogging junior transport minister Tom Harris hadn't a clue? And still they haven't uncovered a smoking gun?