It is starting to look like the stab-in-the-back legend that Drudge, Breitbart, Hannity, O'Reilly, Ingraham, Coulter, and company are already starting to propagate to explain Trump's (likely) loss will be primarily directed at Paul Ryan and company, and not at Democrats or minorities. The focus, so far at least, looks to be on Republicans who betrayed Trump, rather than--as Mitt Romney claimed after 2012--on Democrats who got minorities to vote for them by promising them "free stuff" (Live from the Republicans' Self-Made Trump Hell):

Oliver Darcy and Pamela Engel: Trump's effect on the conservative media: "'There is no autopsy this year that does not include dealing with the right-wing media', Sykes said. 'There is none'...

...There is a reason, however, that this issue has been ignored for so long. The Republican base still remains largely unreachable, locked away in a space in which only figures like talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, Fox News host Sean Hannity, and internet titan Matt Drudge hold the keys.... There are two competing views of what the party should do. Some strategists favor... discrediting irresponsible members of the conservative press. Others hope Trump's looming likely defeat will persuade listeners and viewers to walk away on their own accord.... Stu Burguiere, a cohost on "The Glenn Beck Program," one of the highest-rated talk-radio programs in the country, expressed optimism that market forces would come into play after the election and eventually resolve the issue.

We sort of operate under the idea that the audience is filled with rational people.... I think the play is that in the long term the audience rewards you for telling the truth...

Burguiere recommended that those who consume conservative media pay attention to exactly where they are getting their information.... Ziegler, the conservative radio host, said it would seem natural for market forces to reward and punish the various members of the conservative press but expressed significant pessimism that would actually happen.... Ziegler said those "who were wrong" this year had:

an enormous power to control the narrative. Drudge, Breitbart, Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, [Laura] Ingraham — those people are completely invested in another false narrative to cover up the first false narrative, and if there's one thing I have ever learned in life, it is far easier to dupe people than to convince them that they have been duped...

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