No, it's not what you think. I know it's a phrase that's long been associated with Democratic internecine warfare during primary/caucus season. And true, there's been a lot of that with the latest Clinton-Obama quarreling spats, but that's not where we are going today.
No, instead we're going to take a dark safari over to Rightwing Hate Radio Land, and its apparent inability to get its shit together on a viable candidate.
Now even übermensch Michael Fucking Medved, a one-time liberal leopard who "got religion" and changed his spots, is taking potshots at Rightwing Hate Radio (which is ironic, to say the least, since he's one of the beloved poster boys for wingnut radio media). He evidently has had enough:
The big loser in South Carolina was, in fact, talk radio: a medium that has unmistakably collapsed in terms of impact, influence and credibility because of its hysterical and one-dimensional involvement in the GOP nomination fight.Jesus, I just fucking love it when they start eating their own. And I'm so glad to see yet another sign that the GOP is on the verge of imploding.
For more than a month, the leading conservative talkers in the country have broadcast identical messages in an effort to demonize Mike Huckabee and John McCain. If you’ve tuned in at all to Rush, Sean, Savage, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, and two dozen others you’ve heard a consistent drum beat of hostility toward Mac and Huck.
In other words, the talk radio jihad against Mac and Huck hasn’t destroyed or even visibly damaged those candidates. But it has damaged, and may help destroy, talk radio.
Nyuck nyuck nyuck.