CONSERVATIVE MISINFORMATION UNIVERSITY…. Watching this very impressive video, put together by the fine folks at Media Matters, I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry.

The point, of course, is to show, category by category, just how ridiculous conservative media discourse has become. That’s not exactly a new revelation, of course, but seeing it put together in this format helps drive the point home — the discourse on the right is both deeply frightening and increasingly deranged. Any shred of intellectual honesty has disappeared entirely.

Media Matters’ Karl Frisch, doing his best fake-commencement address, explained to the conservatives featured in the video, “The path here was long. Some said it would never end. You lost your integrity. You lost your senses. But you did it with gusto!

“You lied. You misled. You twisted the truth beyond recognition. Together, you may not have learned much, but you certainly sounded convincing to the unsuspecting ear. And that’s what really matters right? History, science, economics, pre-med, pre-law… the degrees you have earned may mean nothing in real life but in the cable news business, well, it’s solid gold…. Friends. Family. Fellow wing-nuts. I present to you, the Conservative Misinformation University class of 2009!”

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.