in spite of my own bias against the media, I'll explain it. The media has the potential to do good in this country by ensuring that the 2 party political system works - it makes the people hate the president in office (democrat or republican), and then ensures that the other party is elected soon afterwards, ensuring a balance of power.
On the bad side, the media has slanted, and outright lied about any war since and including the war in Vietnam (where we virtually destroyed North Vietnam and decimated the Viet Cong but pissed off the wrong countries after we left), and are once again outright lying, slanting and re - interpreting footage of the war. A great tool to ensure political stability nowadays, but something which has virtually no place in the military due to their unwarlike nature and ignorance of warfare.
When president Clinton was in power, the media bombarded him as a result of whatever they could find, most especially Monica Lewinsky(but other things as well). When Bush arrived in power, They criticized the war in Iraq, and may have contributed to making him look like an idiot (although he's not exactly the best public speaker - "nucular" instead of "Nuclear"
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