Originally Posted by standingwave
The 2010 elections?
I think it was dieing down before then. Looking at some article aggregators, the peak time was around the last week of August (usually a pretty weak news time) with a small spike again in the week before 9/11.
After that the mainstream news seemed to get bored with the whole thing and moved on. The original agitators kept it up just enough to remind the base how the "evil, evil, democrats and their jihadist allies" needed to be defeated in the elections. After that even they seemed to drop the story.