As the catastrophic consequence of the apotheosis of Actual Conservatism rage all around them, our media continues to use its tremendous wealth and power to broadcast its own Imaginary Conservative Puppet Show to the nation every single day. This Big Lie serves a number of important purposes, but arguably its most vital, long-term role is to make sure the media's protects is own, branded reserves of reliable Conservative hacks and drudges like Peggy Noonan, Michael Gerson, David Brooks, Hugh Hewitt, Joe Scarborough and, well, you know the list.
In this mainstream media Wingnut Seed Vault they are carefully cultivated and kept safe from criticism and rebuttal against the day when the Age of Trump reaches to its brutal and dismal finale Then, with a battalion of media-branded and market-tested Serious Conservative Thinkers already pre-positioned and ready to go, the next generation of media-branded and market-tested Conservatism can be moved smoothly into production, the Trump-era upgrade of the Bush-Off Machine can be launched, and the great Both Siderist gravy train can roll on uninterrupted.
We now return to my Ars Longa 13th Blogiversary Fundraiser, already in progress...
Behold, a Tip Jar!