You're too polite - he's a ridiculous arsehole. He's also a liar and L/R paradigm merchant, despite what he claims.
He willfully misrepresents and exaggerates, distorts etc - nothing he said today is reliable even though it's mixed with half-truths and the odd truth. For example he scornfully said that Hillary wants to build up Somalia and give them money and compensation as a solution to the piracy (what a great idea imo - that might actually work). But Hillary said no such thing - the reconstruction element in her stupid "plan" was a very minor addendum in response to criticism that the focus had shifted too much to military countermeasures.
So I agree, Madcow is full of bullshit.
I have listened to Mancow for a long time, in waves. THe thing that troubles me about Mancow is how easily he mixes together standard neocon propaganda with tantalizing references to anti-NWO signifiers. Even when he came to Chicago in 94 and began his syndicated show from here, he was dropping in references to the New World Order and foreign troops in America. Later, he began having Pastor David J. Smith call in and discuss these things. Of course, a lot of that was disinformation. At the same time he'd be promoting Rush or other neocon types. He claims to be a libertarian, yet promoted the War on Terra and he continues this to this day -- even worse since he became a Fox commentator. He is great friends with host Roe Conn
(a fellow WLS host and Fox commentator whose views are down-the-line neocon, and of whom I often think: "If this guy's not already a paid CIA disinfo agent, he really should go apply.")
OH yeah. on his local show last Friday, Mancow was ridiculing the 9/11 truth movement. He has also rolled right along with this ridiculous neocon meme of claiming Obama is a "secret radical Muslim." I say DTMFA.