Finally, an explanation for the fundamental problem. There's access--that's a biggie--and fear of killing your career. And let's not forget increasing consolidation, obeisance to maximum profit, and its corollary, the desire not to offend the consumer. But then there's the bigger, more nebulous problem of culture, of cozy good-ole-boy-network elitism, of what Josh Marshall termed "the right-leaning dinner-party centrism of establishment Washington," which informs every coquettish line of ABC's The Note and which lights the fires of Bohemian Grove.
Time for another revolution.