Tired of politics? Want to escape for a while? Maybe talk sports, take in a movie, play a computer game, or go to a show. Well good luck.
Over the last year, I have turned off ESPN Radio, which I used to listen to all the time, because I got bored with all the discussion of politics and social justice. It wasn't even that I necessarily disagreed with the content, it is just that I was tuning in to listen to discussion about the merits of various NFL defenses and not some ex-jock's views on politics. If I want politics and social justice, I have other sources for those (I actually think there are some fascinating race and gender issues in sports, I just don't need to hear about them in every damn show). The same thing is happening in almost all entertainment fields. Over the last month at least a third of Engadget.com's blog posts have been purely about politics with no technology hook at all. If you go to a Broadway show, there is a chance you will get lectured on social justice by the actors. And God forbid one tunes into a music or movie awards show and expects to, naively, see non-political content about music and movies. You can't pay me enough to watch the Oscars any more.