By warning their legions against all media sources outside the MCM, these authors preemptively "protect" their readers from any contrary facts and opinions — and keep them coming back for more of these right-wing rants. That should ensure that the conservative titles on tap for 2010 (including yet another from Beck) will continue their streak of success on the Times list.
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