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Nick Anderson, political cartoonist at The Houston Chronicle, has crafted a fantastic cartoon that succinctly and accurately sums up not just the conservative media bubble's disconnect from reality, but why that disconnect will continue to create self-inflicted wounds.

Here is "Five stages of grief" (with permission):

While this denial epidemic was on full comedic display Tuesday night in the form of a classic Karl Rove meltdown, don't expect the epidemic to be cured any time soon.

The symptoms will persist. Symptoms which are on Fox's homepage at this moment:

Yes, the liberal media bias is to blame for Romney's loss. It has nothing to do with "binders full of women" or "self-deportation" or "forty-seven percent of Americans."

It's the liberal media. A charge that sounds vaguely familiar.

Yes, the epidemic still persists.

Author's Note:

For more of Anderson's work, visit his blog at The Houston Chronicle.

And because I can't resist, here's Anderson's "The deficit":

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