Were I a political philosopher, I'd be spending a lot of time parsing out the use of fascist constructs and imagery in movies and videogames. Prof. Ephraim Lytle of U of T doesn't take things that far in his recent Toronto Star piece, but his discussion of the movie 300 heads in that direction.
Action movies have used the "superman" construct for years: the superior man who sees things clearly and has the right to use extra-legal means to defeat forces that he identifies as threatening to society. Issues are reduced to "black and white", "with me (and entitled to survive) or against me (deserving to die)". It makes for simplicity in movie plots, but it also creates a mindframe that is open to Soviet "Communist", Fascist and Nazi concepts of race and class demonization. Politics is also becoming much more of a black and white, "us vs them" game in which truth and civility play no important part. Power, especially its aquisition, and the spoils that come with it, is what the game's about. It's the perfect situation for psychopaths to rise to positions of authority and power in politics and the media.
I think if students of history look at the sins of the Nixon Administration -- the voter manipulation, lobbyist dominance, dirty tricks, attempted cover-ups and construction of "deniability" -- most of them would no longer seem as wicked as they did in 1974. We've grown to accept corruption, lies, manipulation, and demonization in "democratic" poilitics.