To some extent, I realize that media has never been separated far from politics and that like, but back then it was more conservative politics and I guess being born into it made it seem "normal". But at some point we switched to the liberal side and now you see liberal politics all over the place.
At first I was going to say "why don't we go back to stories that weren't about politics" like the Illiad, or Frankenstien. But...then I wondered... Maybe they just seem apolitical because I'm not from that time and don't recognize the politics in the story. Maybe all fiction, as they say, is based on real life, and real life is heavily influenced by politics. Maybe I'm just seeing the contrast between one form of politicizing and another rather than an "increase" in politicizing and fiction.
Ah well... You can vote for perfection, but you'd be a fool to expect it.