Margaret Thatcher

Sick of media filled with ugly political fighting? Guess what, it's going to get worse

Sick of media filled with ugly political fighting? Guess what, it's going to get worse

Last Sunday night, all I wanted from TV was a little escape, a bit of emotional rescue from another week of political gut-fighting in the media and a horrible act of violence against members of the media in Annapolis.

Season 5 of the British crime drama “Endeavour” on PBS Masterpiece seemed tailor made to take me away. The prequel to one of my favorite all-time Brit dramas, “Inspector Morse,” it features top-flight acting and is set in leafy Oxford in the 1960s, long ago and far enough away, I reckoned, from an America today that seems to be mainlining meanness in the age of Trump.

But less than 10 minutes in, along came a scene featuring two police officials talking about a...

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