posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 05:07 PM
31 years of increasing animosity (in a blurb):
Ford pardons Nixon (and the nation divides).
Media crucifies Carter (to be "fair" and because he's there).
Media doesn't crucify Reagan (to be "fair" in spite of Iran Contra)
~Indeed Reagan and Tip O'Neil are more likely to have dinner than debate.
~Half the nation feels unrepresented in any form.
During Bush 41, the backlash from 8 years of virtually no investigative media, no accountability and no debate, causes media (and political party)
splits into partisan attack machines to represent the desires of a divided populace (media diversification and specialization helps this along)
~Politics get into the church business.
~Church gets into the media business.
~Internet gets into everyone's business.
By Clinton, the divide is as official and entrenched as a Gingrich V Clinton death match (which Clinton won).
Bush 43 caters to the revenge fantasies of everyone from Nixon to Gingrich fans.
And the cycle just deepens and continues...