What works in the campaign season also works in the "off season" as they continue their political witchhunt to take down their critics.
They don't see this as "America's war on terror," they see it as "let's take over the country and do it one step at a time."
Their plotting on which advertisers to pressure and with what tactics, and who in the mainstream media to help break this story wider, how to get momentum behind a new push for the Fairness Doctorine's return, etc... is scary. They don't care about right and wrong, they are determined to win, and right now no one is really fighting back against them.
We're going to wake up one day in the next few months and we'll have a new Fairness Doctorine (after all the TV stations and newspapers write puff pieces about how great it would be), and we'll have more conservative talk radio stations silenced and more conservative talkers without jobs.
The Left does not want to just win the war of ideas. They want to demolish anyone who stands in their way. People need to wake up... while the Right is infighting, the Liberals are carving up the playing field.