I can't say that I'm a fan, but I've listened to Rush off and on since the very beginning.(He reminded me of Joe Pyne clone in his early days.) I listened to his show a lot around major elections. I was especially fascinated around the time that his hearing was failing, and he kept pretending on air that it was just some bizarre technical problem. His drug problems caught me by surprise.<quoted text>
I wasn't listening to Limbaugh's program at that time, so I heard about "OC" in bits and pieces through the media. It sounded like a bad idea, whatever the motive.
It's hard to know what effect "Operation Chaos" really had. I agree that it was a bad idea.