Everywhere I look I'm seeing top ten lists. In no particular order here are the people whose presence on the tube deeply offends me.
Ty Penninngton-the "host" of Extreme Makeover. His breathy and contrived way of talking really really really irritates me.
Charles Gibson-a smug loudmouth who, except for the "news" people at Fox, is the most local TV of anybody on a network news show
The Kardashian Women who can't even get people to watch the youngun's sex video for free
Barbara Walters a hard unlovely imperious and profoundly silly woman
All the comedians Keith Olberman uses on his show--none of whom happen to be funny
Tom Brokaw--who died and left him historian? He was a lightweight when he was on the air and he ain't no different now. He fronts the books, folks, he don't write them.
Flava Flave--I only watched him once, that being the episode where the young woman went number two on his rug. She said she wanted to get his attention. Do I have to elaborate?
Don Rickles--I seem to be alone in finding him trite, dull and a jerk. Somebody should've flattened him a long time ago. Ninth grade humor.
Trey Parker--another icon who should be pumping gas. Hate South Park and the new show (to judge by the promos) looks even worse. Fart jokes in the promos?
Tim Russert--smoke but no fire. He loves the theatricality of asking pointed questions but twenty minutes after the show is over you realize you haven't learned anything. The political equivalent of a Vegas lounge act.