6. Scandal getting away with telling the truth by presenting it in the form of fiction
I used to enjoy watching the X-Files, but never thought there was much hidden meaning to it.
Have you watched Scandal? It's almost too fast moving to be entertaining to anyone other than a speed viewer with substantial inside knowledge of the political process. I know some of the people involved, so I get the truth they are telling, disguised in fictional form, so they can get away with telling it. You can't portray Karl Rove admitting to election theft and hiring a contract killer to take out his lover before he gets to a grand jury hearing, if you use his real name.
Being an election lawyer helps get the points they are trying to make with the female Supreme Court Justice involved in the fictional story--in ways that go beyond anyone's wildest imagination. It's symbolic, not literal.