Excerpt: “I have nothing derogatory to say about the individuals who have been picked, but three national anchors and two national columnists, all female, is a severely selective, almost exclusive, cohort. And, perhaps ironically, because of their status and their membership in the press gallery, they are more familiar with the people they will be questioning than the audience for whom, presumably, those questions are being asked. They’re inside the world they are interrogating.
The media is its own universe. It is not exactly homogeneous but it operates within a shared and actually quite narrow mentality. It resides in its own award-giving world and has an unhealthy appreciation of its own centrality to politics and to life. It would be a fine thing to wander outside that gated, privileged community.“