Not an ABSOLUTE correlation. Even in mediums so blatantly politicized as comics and cartoons, there are still some that avoid it, and even some that are good and enjoyable despite their political overtones/blatant messages that don't agree with your own.
Even if you think every single comic/cartoon made this millennium is garbage, there's still people willing to talk about older ones.
I spent almost all of 2016 on /pol/ regularly following the election and by the end of it all I needed a fucking break. I picked up Star Vs in February and enjoy it very much, talking about it on /co/ has been a nice escape the neverending political shitstorm that has engulfed everything.