This appeared on CNN's Crossfire in 2004. Not much seems to have changed. We're still grossly partisan as a nation (or at least the politicians are), and the media are still hacks.
"I'm not your monkey" ... Jon Stewart, I love you.
As you know, CNN cancelled Crossfire in January of 2005 -- more info in an interesting follow-up piece here:
" ... most major media outlets, have a long way to go before the thinking public truly respects them again."
Yeah, the thinking public ... that may be where we're in trouble.