I don't buy the elitism arguments about online publishing. They imply that the "elitist" platforms censor the would-be authors. But this is the internet, and unlike print publishing in which the costs are so prohibitive that you need to get someone to agree to print you, the internet is free and self-controlled. Medium doesn't invite you to share your essay on Ten Reasons to Shave Your Toe Hair— so what? Start a blog. Find another outlet.
I want MORE selective publishing. Where are the New Yorkers, the Paris Reviews, or the Mad Magazines of the internet? Where are the clever, taste-making gate keepers that I can count on to only publish the best of whatever style they've chosen? This is not rhetorical. I want your suggestions.