I dont' think Howard is jealous of Rush but I think Rush really annoys Howard because Howard views Rush as having no talent and being just really annoying and it perplexes Howard as to why anyone could listen to his show.
Politics aside, Rush is really annoying. his voice is annoyine,
Exactly (and you can say the exact same thing about Seacrest).
I can't read Howard's mind but there is a difference in the way he rants about Limbough and Seacrest. When he rants about Limbough he really doesn't rant... he sounds logical... he explains it in terms of Limbough's audience... But when he rants about Seacrest it sounds like sour grapes.. Seacrest is successful for a reason... he doesn't sing or dance... he hosts and he has thousands of host competitors... He is doing something right and Howard will not concede one ounce of talent... Same with Leno... he has done something right to hang around so long and prevail in his slot... Howard will not concede that...