"a solid, highly respected mainstream broadcast executive"
These people must live in their own world.
In my world, such a person is called a "leftist talking head."
Insulated and isolated. True elitists in the sense they know what's best for the unwashed and they will do their damndest to prove it whether we like it or not. Lo, the burdens of the ruling class...
"One of the reasons the whole process is so difficult," Mr. Wald said, "is because the networks know whatever they decide to do, the whole world is watching."
Yup. They live in their own world, all right. "The whole world is watching," indeed; watching them go down the tubes.
All kinds of oxymorons herein. lol
You made my evening.