We also have this form of manipulation in my country, but less severe since we have 4 large parties and several with a 5%+ vote. But it is about to create a two sided view in politics and has ruined the election process and peoples understanding of politics, which I believe also is happening in the US. They watch politics for entertainment and scandals in my home country, which I find repulsive. Me personally I prefer to watch the live broadcasts from parliament when politicians challenges other politicians stands in a process which is under control and full of etiquette. Not the trash we get on regular tv, such a shame that live broadcasts are limited to only a few hours a week.