Posted by JC on February 1st, 2013
RIP Paul Holmes. A glance at your successor at Newstalk ZB convinces me you were of greater quality than I gave you credit for.
Farewell, Sir Paul. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
May the angels delight in your entertainment. Say hi to Billy Tea for me.
If Judy Bailey was the “mother of the nation” then Paul Holmes would undoubtedly be its “father”. I don’t recall anyone who had dominated broadcasting in the past 20 years in the way he did.
R.I.P Sir Paul. One of a kind and will be sorely missed.
I have always felt it rather sad that one has to die in order for all these nice things to be said.
In life one can be a total ratbag (no, I am not suggesting that of PH) but in death beatification follows. If one is a ratbag in life why does death alter that?
When BE shuffles off this mortal coil I imagine that even the gentleman who referred to him as ‘pontificating Irish garbage’ will discover hitherto hidden virtues.
Just to be clear; I have no quarrel with what is said about PH; I just think it could have all been said rather earlier.