That's cool...you'll notice I didn't direct it at you through quote or mention. "The media" isn't a single entity. There's news reporting and there's editorializing/opinion. The opinion shows obviously produce a narrative slanted through their own world view. What would you prefer to see from opinion shows? As for what this thread seems to confirm, I'd say it's that the nation has become (roughly) two sides pitted against each other. So maybe "the media" is accurately portraying reality, rather than creating something.