10/17/2007 07:05 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Malkin and Limbaugh and O'Reilly! Oh my!

Between Michelle Malkin Swift Boating a traumatically injured 12-year-old boy, Rush Limbaugh denigrating anti-war veterans, and Bill O'Reilly insulting black Americans, the mighty right-wing media machine is in the process of driving American conservatism right off a cliff. The stars have become the face of the Republican Party.

Honestly, the Malkin-led jihad unfolded like a parody of blood-thirsty Republican bloggers -- an Onion-worthy spoof -- the kind that even I would have been too sheepish to dream up because the premise made them seem even loonier than I thought they were. How far off the range did Malkin and company roam with their wayward attacks on the Frost family? So far that even the trigger-happy crew at Fox News refused to saddle up and join the midnight posse, out to unmask a sick kid and his needy parents.

Read the full Media Matters column here.