I have no problem with anyone pointing out the failings of Penn State officials in the Jerry Sandusky case. Numerous commentators have pointed to Penn State's "insular culture" as a likely reason for the university's poor response to the Sandusky allegations. And they almost surely are right.
But it's important to remember that America is filled with insular cultures. The legal profession is a classic example. So, in many cases, is the press.
What happens when you confront reporters and editors with their own "massive failure of moral leadership"? They become mute.