2. The War at Home. The Tet Offensive of January 1968 weakened Johnson\'s credibility and led the media to take a more skeptical view of LBJ\'s characterizations.By the 1960s the mass media, especially TV, was a major force in shaping American public opinion.More than 60 million Americans watched the nightly TV news, and the television spin became somewhat critical of the war by 1968. After the Tet Offensive, about half of all Americans opposed the war. The Democratic Party especially was divid30749
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