You know what's a serious issue?
Your parties, and their unethically contributing partisan media, forgoing their ideals and reducing their purpose to making sure the other party doesn't get an inch of their way. The worst aspects of the bipartisan system, with all of the tribalism and none of the checks and balances of democracy, being exported to the profession and industry of journalism. Spin taking priority over information on a level that Picus TV would be awed by. The selection of anecdotes and creation of context mattering more than any amount or depths of facts as long as they can be used to blot out anything that'd significantly impair the politicians they either donate to or receive funding/privileges from.
The endless selective censorship meant to paint the other side as the devil and all of their supporters as acceptable targets for every insult, mistreatment and accusation? That does worse than divide the population and kill discourse. If you insistently associate a candidate with every evil under the sun (Corporate greed, bigotry) before evidence is more than anecdotal, their rise to power will inevitably embolden those you attached them to. After all, the media just told everyone that X candidate is the candidate of the extremists of Y side. Wall Street eagerly taking in paid Clinton speeches, idiocy in the name of Trump... Of course, the former turned out to be part of a long and convoluted career of corruption, but did get quite a boost from coverage.
And as long as gerrymandering and a lack of congressional term limits allow people to shape districts, vote for their own salaries and have as much time as they need to secure a hefty corporate retirement by putting corporate agendas/insiders above the needs of the people? This isn't going to stop getting worse. Pardon the long winded rant about it, but this is something that's actually breaking apart a profession I once found noble â€” And doing it worldwide.
See, USA media conglomerates are buying media companies in the rest of the continent. And journalism education has always been modeled after their procedure. Your media culture then gets exported to foreign media and universities. Argentina is actually a prime example: Guilt tripping for both political wings â€” By USA standards no less â€” had already been imported to this country and blended with a Bolivarian type cult of personality by a former president whose administration was built entirely on sacking the country while trying to censor or ruin the career of anyone who panted her as anything but a great leader. It was only too easy for the divisive culture to fester completely and catch up to yours.
There are few journalists left who will actually analyze a political situation from multiple perspectives and seek to inform rather than help a given politician. The rest? They do what yours do. Their spin is meant to divide the population so that people talk at each other, not with each other. Often talking past each other and into an echo chamber, because those who prefer a candidate you don't are clearly enemies best represented by their worst examples, whereas your "side" of the engineered conflict is best represented by your idols. They succeeded at creating that culture here. We're largely to blame too, mind, we're a very divisive country. The central region's cultures have always taken to any controversy very aggressively. We made it easy for media to rip us apart. But the United States? Look at you. You're the land of the free and the home of the brave. You're better than this. How did they turn you against each other so badly?