If one listens to Joe Pagliarulo in KPRC any morning, you will hear the title quote, along with, “Love you like a brother” and “Get off my phone!!!!” more times than you can imagine. Less frequently, but enough, you will hear, “Prove me wrong!” and “I don’t lie.”
This morning, Pagliarulo was having an aneurysm over Rahm Emanuel making a video in D.C. to be played in the Chicago market and using the word “here” to mean Chicago. (I guess Pagliarulo thinks Mission to Mars was, you know, filmed on Mars.)
Here’s the email exchange I had with him:
Me: Where is “here” to you, Joe? You lie every day about where you are. You pretend to be here in Houston, but you’re not. You’re in San Antonio. Why don’t you stop lying and come clean with your audience?
Pagliarulo: I”m not in san antonio.. thanks for not having a clue.. and I NEVER say I’m in Houston .. unless I actually am.. which I frequently am. Thanks for getting it wrong!
Me: You live in San Antonio. You pretend to be here in Houston every morning on the radio. Stop lying and come clean. You and Chris Baker both lie about where you are every day.
Pagliarulo: I don’t live in San Antonio.. and, by the way you confused person, my voice is broadcast live to the Houston market every morning.. no matter where I am. LIVE to Houston. I’m not taping it elsewhere and rebroadcast like-live in Houston. It’s a Houston show … done live daily for Houston. So glad you listen every morning!!
Me: You don’t live in Houston. Baker doesn’t live in Houston. You both pretend you do to your audiences. Stop lying.
Pagliarulo: hehe.. you’re so wrong.. and have lost this argument.. it’s okay.. someone has to lose.. just happens to be you today.
Me: I see you are also lying on your online resumes.
Pagliarulo: I have no online resumes!!! hahahahahah.. you’re reaching.. I’m yet to hear my lie Michelle. get a life.. you’re beaten here
Pagliarulo: didn’t realize Linkedin did an online resume!! Thanks!! Need to add my Houston show. I appreciate it!
Me: What? Did you think they only do paper resumes?
Pagliarulo: hey dork.. everything on there is true..what’s your question?
Me: It says San Antonio, not Houston. Stop lying. Tell your audience that you don’t live here in Houston. It’s just that simple, Joe.
Pagliarulo: you’re a dork.. it says San Antonio because I do a show for San Antonio every afternoon. hehe.. you don’t get it do you? I do two shows a day. one for Houston.. one for San Antonio. When Glenn’s off I do his show.. and I frequently fill in elsewhere too. hehe
Always self-promoting . . . .
Pagliarulo: updated!! thanks so much.
Me: Are you some kind of Sybil?
And to think this man was allowed to breed.
Pagliarulo even claimed that there was WMD in Iraq later this morning and went through the whole litany of GWB 27%er’s excuses. My goodness these white men on KPRC sure do know how to whine.
Station Boss Michale Berry was on later in the afternoon whining about how politics is all about race. It’s his standard shtick. And here’s a pro tip for Berry, refrain from whining about doing your job on the air. Everyone knows you are just the trained monkey. Whining about having to tell other people to do things for you while you rake in the big bucks is just unattractive.
One more thing. I guess it’s better late than never, but Berry has found a way to make money off of the Teabaggers. KPRC is having a Teabagger rally on October 16th and if you have the money, you can pay to have some face time with Berry, Pagliarulo and the other white guys on the station — except for Chris Baker — because he is in Minnesota.
Sometimes it worries me that there are a handful of people driving around my city who listen to and agree with, nay, egg on these yappers.