12. THE NEW YORK TIMES GAY MAFIA
Richard Berke, Ben Brantley, Frank Bruni, Stuart Elliot, Patrick Healy, Adam Nagourney, Horacio Silva, Stefano Tonchi, Eric Wilson
We can’t help but notice that the Gray Lady has a thing for the gays who together help to set the agenda of the world’s most influential newspaper. They might not have a lot to say to each other, but they sure have a lot to say to us. And although the paper has just undergone a hefty round of layoffs, we suspect it would be much worse without Tonchi at the helm of T, the glossy style supplement that can teach Anna Wintour a trick or two -- the holiday 2007 issue alone brought in $5 million in ad revenue.