"With the Drezner-Farrell study my sock started to slip immediately. It had slid about three-inches after about 40 steps on a flat surface. I doubt I could have walked any considerable distance without a complete loss of the report... I didn't test how far I could have walked, however, as I got a paper cut on my ankle."
This kind of reporting doesn't require vast resources or cultivated insider connections. It's fun to read, yet provides obviously relevant angles to these stories. So why didn't it come from Big Journalism?
Maybe they're all busy gearing up for the DNC.