“Their departures also mark the end of a lingering hope among some at Fox News — strange as this is for outsiders to understand — that the channel would at some point return to a pre-Trump reality that was also often hyperpartisan, but that kept some distance from Republican officials.” Two Fox News Contributors Quit in Protest of Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Special. (Yeah, because Fox News juuuuuuust crossed the line.)

+ The departure of two sane Fox contributors can be described as things going pretty much according to plan for the new leaders of the GOP. David Brooks (one of its old leaders) in The Atlantic: The Terrifying Future of the American Right.