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RUSH: This is Tyler in Toronto. Tyler, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: I just want to make a comment on the media on how it shapes our opinion and our mood. I went away to university this year, and when I went away from home I watched very little TV. I listened to your show online. I checked Drudge every now and then, but that’s about it. I’ve noticed that since I stopped watching the news my mood has been better and I’ve been more optimistic about America and its future, and I’m quite happy with the Republican candidates because the media has not been able to depress me about them. So, if I had any advice to conservative America and the country as a whole, it would be to turn off the non-Fox media, as Ann Coulter calls it, because they are trying to depress you into thinking that conservatism is in the minority and that your candidates are crazy, but the truth is conservatism is the mainstream. And I remember you saying back in the Bush years when the media would never stop reporting bad news about the economy, “Just to turn it off, and you’ll be happier,” and I think that’s great advice. I love our candidates —

RUSH: Tell you what — (crosstalk)

CALLER: — all fantastic. I’m not embarrassed to be supporting this team. I am proud. They’re doing a great job.

RUSH: Well, good.

CALLER: Romney is a great businessman. Santorum has moral clarity and courage. Gingrich is a great political mind, and that’s the whole package if you ask me.

RUSH: I’m glad you did that because it happens to me, too. I go on vacation and I swear off of it for three or four days and just use my own life as a guide to how I feel. I really feel good. You should try it if you haven’t.

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