What sucks is that most of these big-media douchebags actually do seem to come from relatively middle-class upbringings. But they've been bought and sold, and co-opted. The men are clawing furiously for the middle as their paunches and pudges envelop them, the consequences of one too many appletinis with Bob Wright and Dean Broder. The women either try too hard to prove that they can be every bit as corrupt and useless as the men (e.g., Judy Miller), or revert to a permanent seventh-grade mentality, thinking their political column is either a second chance to do it all over again like a kewl kid, or a place to squawk about their man issues (MoDo).
It's just too bad we can't throw these bums out periodically, just to keep 'em on their toes. Because they suck. They're a bunch of self-absorbed poseurs, and they're not doing their goddamned jobs.