Your own philosophy is a lot closer to Rush than to Shaman, but that doesn't make either one of them right much of the time. Sure, Rush is right sometimes, but, then, a stopped clock is right twice a day. His use of terms like "info babe" and the "lamestream media" is just a way to get attention, and means nothing. No doubt Rush could bury Shaman in a fair debate, but I'd like to hear Rush in a debate with a real, non radical but liberal leaning and well educated hard news type in a forum where he can't simply hang up on them. No way could he hold his own. Of course, he does OK with the extreme liberal nutcases he allows to call his show, but a real debate with a real newsie? No way.