The Student came upon the Sage drinking in his garden.
"Wise One, the heavens are full of signs that portend many strange things," the Student said. "But how shall one know for sure that the Media is well and truly dead?"
The Sage squinted up at the Student with his one, good eye, and tapped the two baskets sitting in front of him. One was marked "Answers" and contained loose change and airplane bottles of adequate scotch. The other was marked "Correct Answers" and contained gold coins and bottles of 16 year old Lagavulin. The Student slipped a bottle of the master of malt into the second basket.
The Sage sighed.
"Ye shall know that the Media is near death when the nation's most famous purveyor of crackpot conspiracy theories and racist gibbering is invited as an honored guest onto the nation's flagship Very Serious Public Affairs program," the Sage said, uncorking the Lagavulin and pulling to glasses from the capacious pockets of his robe. "And ye shall know that the Media is actually dead when the nation's most famous purveyor of crackpot conspiracy theories and racist gibbering is allowed to get away with quoting Martin Luther King about the importance of not playing to people's hatred while appearing on the nation's flagship Very Serious Public Affairs program."
The Student shuddered and flopped to the ground.
"There is something you need to see," he said, opening his laptop and firing up his video from Crooks & Liars... (emphasis added):
...CHUCK TODD: So you think if Paul Ryan is somehow plucked as the Republican nominee, that it would be the end of the G.O.P. --GLENN BECK: -- I think it would be very bad. You can't disenfranchise people. We've all gone out. We've been passionate about it. We've all been going back and forth and voted on the people that we believe. I really think it has to be one of the two frontrunners. I just think people would feel very betrayed, and that's why, quite honestly, that's why people like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are doing well, because people feel very, very disenfranchised and they are angry. And that's something we don't want to add fuel to.When Roger Stone was calling and saying he was going to put out the hotel room numbers and encouraged people to go to the delegates' hotel rooms, and called for the Days of Rage which we all remember in 1968, that's really not a good thing. We don't want to play into the anger and the hatred and vitriol. We are in this together. Martin Luther King said we either going to live like brothers together, or we are going to perish together like fools.[...]CHUCK TODD: You were pretty aggressively on the "Never Trump" bandwagon. But under this circumstance, it sounds like you would prefer a Trump nomination if it's not Cruz over anybody else?GLENN BECK: No, no, no. I think a Trump nomination would be, I am a "Never Trump" guy.CHUCK TODD: Okay.GLENN BECK: I think a Trump nomination would be disastrous. With that being said, you can't disenfranchise people. If Trump wins the 1,237 or wins in the first, second, third ballot, it must go to him. And it can't go to dirty politics. You can't continue to disenfranchise people. I will never vote for Donald Trump. But if he's the guy that is picked with fair play, that's fine. But you have Reince Priebus saying that it will be somebody who is running right now. Okay, let's take the G.O.P. chair at his word. It's got to be somebody who's running....
The Sage shrugged and handed the Student a glass of the good stuff.
"Been a long time coming," sighed the Sage. "I think you're gonna need this more than me."