Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I groan when I read stories like this, because they lead some lefties to think that the right-wing insurgency is going to start destroying itself soon. It isn't:

Conservative Activists Rebel Against Fox News: Saudi Ownership Is ''Really Dangerous For America'

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns a 7 percent stake in News Corp -- the parent company of Fox News -- making him the largest shareholder outside the family of News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch....

Last weekend, at the right-wing Constitutional Coalition's annual conference in St. Louis, Joseph Farah, publisher of the far right WorldNetDaily, blasted Fox News for its relationship with Alwaleed.... ThinkProgress was at the speech and observed attendees of the conference murmuring and shaking their heads in disapproval....

Yeah, I'm sure they did. And then they went back to their hotel rooms and ... turned on Fox News.

Because they have no choice. They're addicted to undiluted, 150-proof Democrat-hate and liberal-hate and Obama-hate, and they're bloody well not going to deprive themselves of the hard stuff. Not over this. Farah may have given them pause for a minute or two, but they're not going to boycott Fox, fer crissake. They probably aren't even going to write polite letters of protest. The enemy of their Antichrists is their friend. They're going to keep reading WND and watching Fox.

Please, folks -- don't think this is the beginning of some sort of right-wing schism. It isn't -- nor is Joseph Farah's tussle with Andrew Breitbart over the usefulness of birtherism to their movement. These guys aren't going to crack up -- not anytime soon. Much more unites them than divides them. They're not going to defeat themselves -- if we want them to lose, we have to figure out a way of beating them.

Believing that the insurgent right is going to crack up of its own accord is a bit like believing that teabaggers are going to battle the traditional right and join with progressives on some issues -- and, why, there's Jane Hamsher arguing precisely that on MSNBC a few days ago. Please -- the anti-Democrat, anti-liberal, and anti-Obama solidarity on the right is unbreakable. Righties are not going to fight with one another -- not seriously and not for long. They have too much love for fellow haters and too much hate for us.

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