These are turbulent times for Resistance Inc.

The Robert Mueller fetishization cottage industry is collapsing. Russia conspiracy theorists are frantically tweetstorming as though their lives—or livelihoods—depend on it. And across liberal America, cable-news obsessives and keyboard warriors who have spent years waiting for investigators to produce a presidency-ending bombshell are in a state of open mourning.

Nowhere has the anti-climactic conclusion to Mueller-mania been more acutely felt than in the alternative partisan media complex that services the so-called resistance. I first wrote about this world back in 2017, when an array of hyper-partisan Facebook pages, Twitter conspiracists, click farms, and podcasts were gaining popularity among stressed-out Trump-era liberals.