I listened to him right up until he got the syndicated deal late last year. His opposition to the war got tiresome after a while, but that's not what bothered me about him. What really irritated the hell out of me was how absolutist he was about his viewpoint on the war, more so than on any other issue. Somebody would try to call in to offer a logical, reasoned argument for the war, and Jay would either shout them down or ridicule them for something petty, like the way they pronounced a word or something.
Hannity et al. are only willing to suggest or imply the same view, and rather weakly.... "Isn't that rather marxist?" is something I would expect from other show hosts.
We need more straight talkers like Jay or Ann Coulter, even if they are wrong at times, calling commies "commies".