Nova, I disagree with your assessment of Rush. I think he provides a balance to the onslaught we get from NPR and the mainstream media, in general.
But, I give you much credit. It's apparent that you do actually listen to the program. His loudest critics don't seem to. I base that off interpretations of Rush shows I've actually heard. Some of these "journalists" take Rush's words and develop meanings that serve their positions.It gets picked up, enhanced a little and the whole bunch winds up singing the same song. It happens everywhere to an extent, but it's blatant with Rush.
I listen to NPR daily, unless I get nauseous. But, I do listen.