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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-18-07 12:24 AM
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23. Damn! I soured - permanently - on paul harvey during the OJ trial.
That's when he switched, in my mind, from being this amusing, relatively innocuous old coot, to being really and truly vile, and beneath contempt. This just blew my mind. If I hadn't been listening to the radio, to hear it with my own ears, I wouldn't have believed it.

It was immediately on the heels of the release of a 9-1-1 tape of Nicole calling police when OJ was terrorizing her. This was long before the murders. She'd moved out, they were divorcing, she lived elsewhere in the same general neighborhood as he did (and just a few blocks from where she died). On the tape, you could hear her frantic appeals to the 9-1-1 operator, screaming that OJ was breaking down the door, and was going to "beat the shit out of" her. In the background, you could hear him, too, bellowing, screaming, banging on the door. You could hear the pounding of his fists against the wood and the walls, and a horrible, horrifying commotion. That she could maintain the semblance of cool that she did amidst all that was startling. It was a chilling tape recording.

So paul harvey comes on and comments on that, during one of his regular broadcasts. And do you know what he said??? This STILL leaves me absolutely STEAMING!!! He commented on it, alright. He actually had the GALL to comment NOT on the outrage you could hear playing out on the tape, NOT on the screaming, frightening maniac in the background, NOT the drama of her traumatized voice and the urgency of her appeals to the operator, BUT... the fact that she said a four-letter word. harvey said some snarky comment like "what a shame that such a lovely woman should use such foul language."

!!!?!?!?!?!???!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!???!?!

:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:

I could NOT believe my ears!!! That old, shit-for-brains BASTARD. I'll give him some four-letter words. Of all the things you could say about what you'd just heard on that shattering, gripping, horrifying tape recording, especially considering the larger context into which it was inserted, THAT'S what he chose to say.

SCHMUCK.

I turned my back on paul harvey then and there. And I will NEVER return.

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