A bit pedantic, don't you think?
No, I don't. I don't appreciate seeing perfectly acceptable words and phrases criticized as errant because of the usage of the imprecise.
The meaning depends on the object to which the phrase refers - whether it has both intrinsic content and consequences. In most cases in which this rote phrase is used it is indeed redundant.
That may be but the usage not the phrase should be criticized.
If you had specified that current usage was your beef, I would not have had a problem.
The phrase is clearly not redundant despite it's usage by nitwits who might also say "My head literally exploded when I heard so and so supports Trump"
It's academic and perhaps only meaningful to a few, but there is nothing wrong with the phrase.