reasons, I agree with you about Dean, I agree with you that broadcast media especially is little more than political theater these days, featuring conflicts, hyping extremes and turning governance into a new form of gladiator fights in the coliseums.
But it an egregious misuse of power to use state troopers to try to convince (intimidate) a domestic violence victim to change her story to protect a friend. And to do so multiple times begins to smack of obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Two state officials have now resigned (actually, one retired) over this. It doesn’t “appear” wrong, it IS wrong.