If all of the men on the GB were born into or raised within the WTS walls, it can pretty much means they have been insulated from the real world. Other than the lawyers (who else would have a lot of experience living in the real world?) Who else would be directing what gets printed or not?
The GB is mostly composed of old men who have spent the last 30-40 or more years secluded from the real problems of the world. They depend on the media to get their information about the real world. As most people know the media focusses mainly on the bad things. And because they rely on the media for their beliefs about how bad things are, they wind up with a really biased view of how bad things are.
R. Franz tried to tell them years ago they had to make some changes. Not only did they not listen, they booted him out. What other GB member would want to get booted out for changing beliefs or even suggesting them? They know what happens - even if you are anointed. Who would take the chance?
R. Franz stated that many of the men are honest hearted people who really believe what they are supposed to be doing. I suspect most of those are dead or so old that they are nothing more than figureheads now. With no new "scholars" on the team who would even try to bring in new light unless it was a cover-up light?
With lawsuits coming at them from all sides now, it wouldn't surprise me at all that a lot of the printed info goes through the lawyers.before it goes to the printer.
The WTS had been in defense mode for a long time now. Weeding out the worst of their mistakes has been a trademark of the WTS for decades. When they could control the information they were able to hide the mistakes. But they can no longer control the information. WTObserver and Quotes websites were telling the world about the mistakes the WTS was trying so hard to hide. Other websites are very effective in obtaining the changes and making them known to anyone who can click a mouse and read. It isn't surprising that the WTS lawyers and GB would want them closed. The changes have been well documented and placed on the internet for all to see. That alone makes the WTS vulnerable. Covering up the past is no longer an easy reprint job.
A defensive posture is never the position of strength. Not knowing which side will be attacked next they have to be on guard for all possibilities. And that means the lawyers have to be on the alert from any danger.
What does the GB do these days?