This is presented as fact despite all the evidence to the contrary. Now isn't time you and others began asking why this is so? Why there is not only a willingness to defend political chicanery and corruption but to define it as 'policy'?
If there was an honest media in the US this sort of corruption would be trumpeted from every street corner and governments might be forced to be honest again. And at the very least they would not be re-elected and in the best case scenario is they they were put behind bars.