as a boy, perfect strangers used to run up to me on the street and scream.
they did this cause my grandfather was a politician being skewered by a news anchor (that ran for his seat simultaneously).
if you think that kind of thing has no effect, on the kid or the politician, youre not thinking.....
but the politicians that get treated like that tend to be the good ones... mine had just finished the most ambitious earthbound public works project, perhaps, ever.
nowadays, they are the anchormen that had a hardon for the person that was elected by the people.
so yes, i agree, we should all stick our thumbs up their asses