Thursday, June 30, 2005

Paul Harvey; Good Day?

Has radio pundit Paul Harvey lost his marbles? This Friday, July 1st at 1:00 PM on KPFK Michael Benner and his guests discuss Harvey's recent commentary calling for the U.S. to use nuclear and biological weapons in Iraq. Michael's "Inner Vision" program on KPFK is heard on 90.7-FM throughout Southern California, 98.7-FM in Santa Barbara County, and streaming for the world at

Your comments are welcome here. Some may be read on KPFK-FM.


At 1:24 PM, Blogger tpc said...

"Were not made of sugar candy." Paul Harvey quoting Winston Churchill after Pearl Harbor.

"Greasing the skids with slaves"

Sugar candy? Harvey's mind has turned to cotton candy.

Harvey should be required to explain his comments, offer an apology or resign.

Advocates of Peace, advocates of humanity should boycott the companies that sponser Harvey's radio broadcast.


At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Robblets said...

Thank you, Michael, for calling attention to that horrific commentary by Paul Harvey implying that we ought to "nuke" Iraq. Sorry I didn't get to listen to your whole broadcast, as I tune in while at work and sometimes I'm actually called on to interact with my co-workers.

Anyway, I used to listen to Harvey back in the day, when KABC Talk Radio featured shows that were mostly informative, entertaining and actually helpful. This was the 80's before talk radio got to be all about antagonism. I had always enjoyed Harvey's noon reports. The simple good-naturedness, the gentle human interest stories, the bazzillion-year wedding anniversaries. All in that incredible, loopy delivery of his.

Who knew he had the heart of a murderer? (Or does he just "need therapy?" LOL)

Anyway, some helpful info if anyone is interested in speaking out. You can email Harvey directly from his website:

Links to his sponsors are there, too. Why not drop them a line? Also, check the FAIR website. That's Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting.

They have an Action Alert calling for comments of protest directed at Disney/ABC who broadcast Harvey in Southern Cal. Why not let Disney/ABC know what you think as well?

And if anyone wants a transcript of Harvey's commentary to refer to, this link is at the bottom of the FAIR page.

I'm actually of a split mind about giving a lot of attention to stuff like this. Metaphysically, I wonder if we don't empower and enlarge insanity just by engaging with it. The old, "What you give your energy to, you will have more of" stuff from Science of Mind. (I think! Michael might know better than I.) But as a human being on the planet, living in a so-called democracy, I feel a responsibility to speak out as well.

So here's some info to do with what you will!

Robblets (Occasional listener.)

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Robblets said...

Oops! Almost forgot. My email to Harvey. Asked him if he thought Jesus was made of "sugar candy."

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Steve L said...

Paul Harvey sounds like a sad, old, dying man. Perhaps senility is setting in? He is clearly losing it.

Reminds me of Andy Rooney's inane comments re Kurt Cobain years ago.

The sooner he and his old way of thinking is gone the better. He actually referenced the giving of smallpox infected blankets to the aboriginal people of "North America" as a positive example of germ warfare?!

What would "toughen up" the United States is to get rid of fools like Mr. Harvey.


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