(Not safe for work if your cube-mate speaks Dothraki)
CNN Money reports that the war for control of the Conservative Disinformation Bubble -- deciding who gets to be a True Conservative and who kicked to the curb as a dirty RINO heretic -- is going knives-out (thanks to Alert Reader "EW"):
Conservative media heavyweights at war over Donald TrumpConservative media friendships and alliances are breaking apart as Donald Trump's run for president roils the Republican Party.This conservative media crackup has been happening for months, but this week it was broadcast on the airwaves like never before, with a verbal war of words involving Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, three of America's most popular talk radio hosts.Hannity, one of Trump's biggest boosters in the media, called out his counterparts for failing to support Trump and the GOP. He said on Tuesday that he'll hold figures like Beck, columnist Jonah Goldberg and the conservative publication National Review responsible if Hillary Clinton beats Trump."You own Hillary Clinton," Hannity said to them.Prominent anti-Trump commentator Bill Kristol tweeted this response: "Hannity has become Lady Macbeth: Gradually becoming more unhinged as the man in whom he believes falters."Beck responded differently, by saying there's no "holy war" going on and that he agrees with Hannity that Clinton "is a disaster."So what's happening?"All of us feel like we're trapped in a barn fire," Beck said, "so we don't know what to do."The fracturing within conservative media circles, between Trump loyalists and opponents, mirrors the ongoing GOP civil war that Trump's candidacy has intensified.It is triggering conversations that have rarely, if ever, been had before -- with some conservative commentators openly questioning the value of Fox News while others accuse Limbaugh of betraying his listeners...
The problem, of course, is that every side of this fight is depraved and awful. There is no corner of the Conservative media that isn't stock to the rafters with vampires and hobgoblins, which means the ideal outcome of this Drivel War would be Rush Limbaugh clubbing Glenn Beck into a coma with Bill Kristol's smirking skull, after which he keels over and 'splodes Mr. Creosote fashion --
-- taking out the entire Fox News hive in the blast wave.
But now that MSNBC has signed on fully with the cable news wingnut welfare full-employment programs, the disease is completely out of containment and is running rampant through what used to be the cable news CDC.
Still, Glenn Beck is right. At the moment, most of them are trapped in a barn fire.
And we should do everything in our power to bar the doors and let them burn.