The Long-Distance Hysterics

A reader writes:

Beck, and all these guys, Hannity, Rush, Ingram, all of them, what are they going to do for four years? Or, as is likely eight years? They are talking non-stop about socialism and fascism and communism and Obama has been President for about 20 minutes. Do they think even Republicans are going to want to hear this for years? Can you really go around shouting the sky is falling for eight years?

Roger Ailes is interested in the ratings for the next six months. Once you realize that an accurate account of reality is not in his in-tray, it helps makes sense of it all.