As I was reading last week's Salon article about how Bill O'Reilly is saving Christmas, it occurred to me that the X-Files really captures the shift in zeitgeist in America. The article features zingy one-liners that threaten to make coffee go up your nose like, "O'Reilly has insisted he's a friend to Jews." And I thought about how when the X-Files was first on TV their tag line was "The truth is out there." Then after a few seasons(?) it changed to "Trust no one."
If America were a TV show instead of a country that would pretty much sum it up.