Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Why Some People Shouldn't Be On The Radio
Today, I caught a coupla minutes of a fellow named Tom Sullivan filling in for Rush Limbaugh on his nationally syndicated radio show. Lo and behold he was reading Andrew Sullivan's (no relation) lists of the top ten winners and losers of 2002 which he had posted the previous day on andrewsullivan.com. Now I don't know anything about Tom Sullivan and had never heard him on the radio before and he might be a very talented host BUT reading lists that you found on a blog while filling in for a giant like Rush is bush league and insulting to the audience. I am aware that radio hosts read items on air all the time (if you listen closely to some of the morning shows here in Minneapolis you can actually here the newspaper pages being turned) but if you're fortunate enough to get a shot in Rush's slot you have to have give us something better than that.