March 2, 2009

Jeez...Am I the Only One Who Didn't "Get" Paul Harvey?

Tributes for Paul Harvey are all over the news today; radio, TV, newspapers. Am I the only person on earth who didn't "get" him? Does anybody else think they're making way more of him than he deserves? He's bigger in death than he ever was in life.
He's renowned for a style that annoyed the hell out of me. I listen to WGN in the morning and when he came on at 8:30 I'd mute the radio. His pauses? Drove me crazy. The way he repeated everything? Made me nuts. But more than that was his conservativism and the way he spun news items for his own purpose.
I don't wish anybody dead but I have to say...well, no, I won't say that. Let me just say I won't miss him.

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