All of this “I’m With Coco” stuff (pro-Conan O’Brien tweets, Facebook protest groups) is an amusing news twinkle, but where was this viral passion when it really mattered? If you ask me this is a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham. As Brian Stelter has observed in a 1.15 N.Y. Times story, these tens of thousands of Coco loyalists “may not have watched his Tonight Show regularly — or at all — but boy, are they angry now.”

Why, I’m wondering, has Maureen Dowd been the only columnist so far to really rip into the bad guy behind the whole Conan-Leno mess and in fact the general ruination of NBC — i.e., network president and CEO Jeff Zucker?