Consparicists take great pleasure in each other. The more everyone else thinks they're crazy, the closer their shared beliefs make them feel to one another. That's why talk radio is such a beautiful medium for conspiracists.
I've been thinking that journalists should add a "civility" beat to their shrinking offerings. At least they should give a little extra air or ink (literal and digital) to challenge politicians when they hit below the belt.
You'd expect to get plenty of meaninglessness from a two-hour event featuring 10 yappers skilled at yapping. How could a panel of 10 normal people converse intelligently in such a setting, much less 10 talk-radio hosts?