Posted on Apr 27, 2009
The odds are you’ve seen the video of Susan Boyle. She’s the 47-year-old YouTube sensation who came onto “Britain’s Got Talent” and, after suffering the slings and arrows of Simon Cowell and friends, knocked ’em dead (as they say in the trades). In fact, you may be so sick of her that you haven’t even read this far in my post. But there’s a point to be made here — a point that I’ve started seeing others make, but I have to give credit to NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” for opening my eyes two weeks ago.