Well, actually, to some people (journalists, bloggers, etc.), it is. The exchange of ideas and making the best policy decisions for the country are not the goal.
One of the things that makes it so easy for me to go to work every day is that I believe what we are doing at ABCTE will ultimately benefit students. As soon as that stops being the case, I (and our organization) would need to think hard about how to correct the course or get out of the business.
I hope that day never comes, of course, but am prepared if it does.