Frost Nixon and Political Distrust

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1 Frost, Nixon, and Political Distrust Sam Regalado HIST 3821 Chantel Rodríguez August 6, 2010
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2 Americans are hard-pressed to find any truth and honesty in modern politics. Considering recent events, it is understandable that Americans view politics negatively. Jokes are constantly circulating about how untruthful politics are. Politicians are deceiving, conniving, and say only what people want to hear. Furthermore, the bipartisanship of American politics places politicians in a head-to-head battle every day. At least, that is the popular consensus. Of course these are stereotypes, but almost all stereotypes develop from some truth, whether it was in the past or present. The stereotype that politicians are dishonest is one that is true, and seems to only be getting worse. The film “Frost/Nixon” which described the Frost/Nixon interviews is an excellent example of publicly accusing dishonest politicians of their wrongdoings. Since Nixon and the Watergate Scandal, almost every president, who holds the highest political office in America, has been publicly accused of lying. Dishonest politicians and presidents have been woven into the fabric of America, and it is beginning to show the degeneration of our society. The degeneration of society in the United States is a harsh proclamation, but that does not refute the fact that dishonest politicians are almost expected in modern day America. What is worse is that presidents are now seen as just as dishonest as the common representative in a legislature. Dishonest presidents have been common since John Quincy Adams, however their lying has been met with extreme hostility in recent years, including losing the presidency altogether. There is no problem with this, the president should be punished for lying. Afterall, he is the best known American to everyone in the world. Why then do Americans continue to elect presidents if we know they lie? The answer is that we still have hope in their honesty, and that we are forced too by the bipartisan politics of America. The bipartisan politics of America can be saved for a later discussion, but hope in honest presidents is very prevalent today. President Barack Obama used “Hope” and “Change” as his
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3 main campaign slogans for the 2008 presidential election. Those two words are the exact two
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