Fox News characterized Bundy's action as "illegal grazing," but conservative media have still gone all-in with their coverage.
"HEAVILY ARMED FEDS SURROUND NEVADA RANCH," read the top line on the Drudge Report Saturday, which has been heavily monitoring the situation. It then dubbed the conflict an all-out "range war."
FEDS RETREAT IN NEVADA RANGE WAR http://t.co/ywsOuYOTJN
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) April 12, 2014
InfoWars, the online home of conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Alex Jones, openly wondered if the showdown would become another "Wounded Knee," equating the scenario with 1890 massacre of hundreds of Native Americans.
"Ripples of Nevada Range Showdown Spreading in West," was the headline at Glenn Beck's The Blaze.
"BLM Won’t Say if They’ve Euthanized Cows in Ranch Standoff," the Washington Free Beacon warned.
"Nevada Ranch Standoff Escalates, Questions about Reid Arise," the National Review Online intoned.
Breitbart News took a more contemplative tack: "THE SAGA OF BUNDY RANCH -- FEDERAL POWER, RULE OF LAW AND AVERTING POTENTIAL BLOODSHED"