If we had a fair and honest media in this country, journalists would be eager to look into the shutting out of the Underground Literary Alliance by the mainstream literary world. The ULA’s ideas came from outside the literary monolith. They represented an alternative both to the “business-as-usual” cronyistic way of operating, and to the one-size-fits-all antiquated literary writing style of system produced and supported writers. A healthy, confident system welcomes alternatives. Not in this instance.