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Noonan: Reagan Commemoration Driving Media Nuts
NewsMax.com ^ | 07 June 2004 | Staff Reports

Posted on 06/06/2004 9:47:26 PM PDT by txradioguy

Reporters who regularly slammed Ronald Reagan while he was president are quietly seething now that they're forced to mouth platitudes about the man's greatness, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan said Sunday night.

"[Journalists] are willing, over the next few days, to concede what is so obvious that they have to concede it - his personal goodness, etc.," Noonan told Matt Drudge on his radio show.

But with a solid week of commemorations for the conservative icon still ahead, liberal reporters will barely be able to contain themselves, she predicted.

"I'll bet they start pulling a few political [stunts] - kind of letting their biases out a little bit more. And I'll tell you, there's going to be an explosion next weekend [after Reagan is buried].

"That will mean that the elite journalistic media will have gone through seven days of talking kindly about Reagan," said Noonan. "I would say that by next Friday night, they're going to blow."


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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
It sure will be great to see Katie Colonic in the morning ( and all week ) as she has to grit her teeth and twist her colon to act like she's saying nice things about President Reagan. She may just want to call in in sick.

If it wouldn't break my tv to tune into the stupid Today show, I'd watch her tomorrow just to see if she's wearing black.

51 posted on 06/06/2004 10:33:35 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: txradioguy

Sorry Peggy, they already blow!


52 posted on 06/06/2004 10:35:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: txradioguy

I have no doubt that the old guy is sitting in heaven right now, reading their minds and taking gentle amusement at their discomfort.

"Oh, well...that's just them...."


53 posted on 06/06/2004 10:37:40 PM PDT by RichInOC (Ronald Wilson Reagan, 2/6/11-6/5/04, R.I.P.)
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To: Reagan Man

I apologize tht I didn't remember your name to give you the proper credit for point out that thing about Dan Rather.

Yeah I agree the lefty media is gonna be in a foul mood after a week of accolades for President Reagan. They'll be loaded for bear and looking for W.


54 posted on 06/06/2004 10:38:58 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
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To: txradioguy

LOL! I love how The Gipper is still driving liberals up the wall now that he's departed this Earth.


55 posted on 06/06/2004 10:40:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: SevenofNine

Hey Seven...you're always pretty good at finding out what the foreign wires are reporting. What are they saying about the death of Pres. Reagan?


56 posted on 06/06/2004 10:40:11 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
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To: txradioguy

Bump


57 posted on 06/06/2004 10:41:02 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: RichInOC

It's either that or he's repeating what he said to Jimmuh...


(paraphrasing) "Now..there you go again..."


58 posted on 06/06/2004 10:41:19 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
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To: txradioguy

No need for an apology. You might have seen another who FReeper who posted it. I thought it was interesting. But again, was Captain Dan for real or just acting? Don't know.


59 posted on 06/06/2004 10:43:20 PM PDT by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY !)
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To: txradioguy; All

OH MANNNNN

Brits wire giving props to Ronnie of course he give props to Maggie Thatcher their fav homegirl

I saw UK Sunday Papers breaking news wire wall to wall coverage

It is true from Tass to Brit to Asian news wire like Kydto news wire gave props to Ronnie

Only people that not giving props is the French

AFP wire editor ran smack chat on Ronnie on Sunday cycles


Here in LA area it been wall to wall coverage of Reagan since it was announced that he died

Before he was Prez of US he was our Governor he was our Homeboy


60 posted on 06/06/2004 10:43:54 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: All

Remember - we don't care what ABCCBSNBC or any of the anchors have to say about Reagan or what they say about anything.

They are the minority party, they cannot stand that they are out of power AND they are low class, evil lovers who want to hate America first and want to rule it. Why would we ever care what they have to say about anything - they have no capability of seeing the qualities we see and admire. So who cares what they have to say about it?


61 posted on 06/06/2004 10:49:53 PM PDT by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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To: txradioguy

Surprise, surprise, the liberal newsrooms are full of phoney-baloney sneaks and hypocrites. The greatest President of the 20th Century has died and all these scumbags can do is gnash their teeth. I would prefer that they do the honorable thing, like Admiral Boorda.


62 posted on 06/06/2004 10:52:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: txradioguy
"That will mean that the elite journalistic media will have gone through seven days of talking kindly about Reagan," said Noonan. "I would say that by next Friday night, they're going to blow."

Sort of like after 9/11 ... first they had to acknowledge the obvious--that the terrorists were evil--but then after a while they burst out blaming America for everything.

63 posted on 06/06/2004 10:54:49 PM PDT by Smile-n-Win (When dealing with tyrants, a "peaceful solution" must only be considered as the very last resort.)
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To: txradioguy

We'd already noticed it yesterday when it was announced Reagan died... the other news channels were showing Iran/Contra footage and talking about Star Wars and about the timing of the hostage release from Iran. Even a couple of the FOX anchors (Shep, as mentioned by others and you) were walking really close to the edge, questioning his mental capacity at the end of his Presidency. They have no shame and always want to gossip.


64 posted on 06/06/2004 11:00:00 PM PDT by cgk ("If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.")
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To: cgk

If I were Shepard Smith, I'd be really careful about questioning anybody else's mental glitches. As the saying goes, there's probably a good number of people who'd rather give him a curb job than a...block party.


65 posted on 06/06/2004 11:04:24 PM PDT by RichInOC (Ronald Wilson Reagan, 2/6/11-6/5/04, R.I.P.)
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To: Arkinsaw
He's tearing up at the thought of the inevitable.

BUSH/CHENEY LANDSLIDE 2004

66 posted on 06/06/2004 11:08:09 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: txradioguy
"I would say that by next Friday they're gonna blow."

What was that about "tantrums," Mr. Jennings? Mr. Jennings??

67 posted on 06/06/2004 11:11:32 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Reagan Man

You have it exactly right. The media will be nice to Reagan and take it out on President Bush with a vengeance.


68 posted on 06/06/2004 11:11:49 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: txradioguy
Even though I thought Shep Smith was walking a fine line of bashing Pres. Reagan last night.

Shep is definitely a Democrat. Hannity tried to get him to admit, but he wouldn't bite. However, it was written all over his face.

69 posted on 06/06/2004 11:17:47 PM PDT by Gracey (NOT Fonda Kerry and his 9.10 Democrat Party mentality)
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To: txradioguy

These people are cowards - Rather was crying on a late nite show after 9/11 .. not because of any heartfelt emotion over the 3000 lost, but because he was scared as hell.

The leaking has begun already .. Geraldine Ferraro made a smarmy comment about how she liked Reagan, but she wished there had been more substance. For my money .. Reagan had more substance in his little finger than Geraldine will ever have.

If these people let go .. and I believe they will .. they are going to be in for the biggest surprise when Bush gets 49 states in November. The dems will have the Clintons to thank for that resounding defeat.


70 posted on 06/06/2004 11:25:44 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: zencat; Arkinsaw
There's a great quote from Stephen King:

"I've got a sneaky admiration for Dan Rather because I'm never sure when he's going to go bonkers on you. He always looks like he's gonna just stop and say, 'All right, m*****f*****s, here it comes. We've got the bodies in hangar 18, the government has been lying to you... ' And then they're going to drag him off."

71 posted on 06/06/2004 11:28:20 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: txradioguy

Peggy is quite right.
This is a terrible tragedy for media.
He's so loved and they're so hated.


72 posted on 06/06/2004 11:32:08 PM PDT by onyx
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To: txradioguy

I just checked over on a liberal site (not DU) and one of the participants said that he was not going to watch TV for the next week due to the Reagan talk.


73 posted on 06/06/2004 11:33:49 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Must get moose and squirrel ... B. Badanov)
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To: BunnySlippers

hehehe... They can keep a lid on it only so long and by next weekend they'll blow their stack.


74 posted on 06/06/2004 11:40:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: JohnHuang2
I think it would be a nice gesture if we all wore President Reagan buttons for awhile...

Here's one that's sure to please!

I saw some "I Miss President Reagan" buttons online but haven't tracked them down yet. I knew I should've saved that page!

75 posted on 06/06/2004 11:42:03 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Mo1
In re-reading the Times article, the last couple of sentences sure appear to be a slam at President Bush.
76 posted on 06/06/2004 11:42:45 PM PDT by stylin19a (I'm not sure if my problem is speeling errors or tryping errors.)
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To: txradioguy
"I would say that by next Friday night, they're going to blow."

They blow now. And suck. Simultaneously. Quite an accomplishment.

77 posted on 06/06/2004 11:51:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: nutmeg

bttt


78 posted on 06/06/2004 11:54:01 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: JohnHuang2
Ooh, now here's a nice one...


79 posted on 06/06/2004 11:57:39 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: RichInOC

Don't spread rumors .. it's stupid. If you don't like Shep that's your choice.


80 posted on 06/06/2004 11:59:45 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Mo1
Who's got the popcorn?

I'm ready!


81 posted on 06/07/2004 12:01:15 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: txradioguy
If they start dancing on his grave...it will blow up in their faces bigger than the Wellstone Pep Rally!

This is the Republicans' chance to show the country how a funeral shoul be done.

Noonan is right to expect the media to blow on Saturday. From what I hear, the Reagan family is preparing a state funeral like none that we have ever seen. With the G8 meeting going in Atlanta, there will be plenty of foreign heads of state already here who will attend.

-PJ

82 posted on 06/07/2004 12:01:34 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: CyberAnt

Rumors? I was merely alluding to his best-known on-air brain flatulence.


83 posted on 06/07/2004 12:02:34 AM PDT by RichInOC (Ronald Wilson Reagan, 2/6/11-6/5/04, R.I.P.)
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To: SuziQ

Share-zeeees!!


84 posted on 06/07/2004 12:06:53 AM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: RichInOC

Well .. your reply proves I was right .. you are stupid.


85 posted on 06/07/2004 12:07:57 AM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Bonaparte

Indeed -- thanks.


86 posted on 06/07/2004 12:08:20 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Reagan Man

> PresBush best watch out. After a week of
> accolades for Reagan, the partisan media
> will be ready to pick up their attacks on
> Bush with a vengence.

Exactly. It's funny to hear them at the point of tears as they praise Reagan, you can bet they'll channel that pain into more lashing out at Bush.


87 posted on 06/07/2004 1:43:03 AM PDT by EaglesUpForever
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To: Arkinsaw
I don't think so. Dan is a bit of an emotional flake. I'm frankly surprised that he doesn't tear up every time he is on the air.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
88 posted on 06/07/2004 2:04:46 AM PDT by dyed_in_the_wool (Why do Al Qaeda and DNC press releases always sound the same?)
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To: txradioguy
Reagan Commemoration Driving Media Nuts

a little late for that I think.

89 posted on 06/07/2004 2:06:12 AM PDT by Once-Ler (Proud Republican. and Bushbot.)
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To: txradioguy

Next week, the nasties will start...but the mass media will wait a few months out of phony respect (read: to minimize public outrage) before laying it on thicker. Then, in a few years, the so-called skeletons in the family closet will come out, the new version of history for the next generation and the destruction of President Reagan's character and legacy will have begun in full.


90 posted on 06/07/2004 2:23:22 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Correction--the G-8 Summit is taking place at Sea Island, GA about 60 miles south of Savannah not in Atlanta.

BTW, Bush has already arrived at the Summit coming directly from Europe. What an incredible week for our President. Please keep him in your prayers.

91 posted on 06/07/2004 2:24:11 AM PDT by Atlantian
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
"Plus this and the D-Day stories are sure going to cramp the libs style pushing their precious Abu Grabass stories to later pages and segments, where it should have been to begin with"

Agreed. They really hate being interrupted by news when they're on a propaganda roll. They buried the murder of Nick Berg with "Abu Grabass", but they can't bury this. I'd better pick up some popcorn today.

92 posted on 06/07/2004 2:28:42 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: cake_crumb

The poor press, what are they to do, Jesse Jackson
says they are all tools of the rabid right, it must
really gaul them to have to come out with this now.

Take a peek at the Jesse thread it's a doozy!

Democrats are the little guy etc.


93 posted on 06/07/2004 2:48:22 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Its a back handed compliment to the power of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy! hehehe


94 posted on 06/07/2004 2:54:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: tet68
Makes you wonder, doesn't it? The lefty media has always done the bidding of the DNC, while lefty politicians assuse them of being tools of the VRWC.

We know those accusations are being made with a wink and a nod to the Dan Ratherites while all of them delude themselves into believing this belated attempt at guilt projection is snowing us stupid, jumped up peasants. What's amazing is that the moronic left doesn't know we know.

95 posted on 06/07/2004 2:56:24 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: cake_crumb
Well, it's a case of the emperors new clothes,
they refused to see the truth about X42 so now they absolutely cannot admit to any thing else. Hoist by their own media petard.
96 posted on 06/07/2004 2:59:58 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: conservative in nyc
If you have a very strong stomach, take a look at Monday's New York Slimes editorial:

I didn't look, but if they put negative stuff only on the editorial page, they're not as bad as the Los Angeles Times, which editorialized on the main "news" story on the top half of the front page that Clinton achieved more than Reagan. It was only in the 4th paragraph (very early in the article, since their paragraphs are usually only 1-2 sentences nowadays). Even a moderate-liberal lady I know who usually likes the LAT fumed that she stopped reading after that totally inappropriate sentence.

97 posted on 06/07/2004 3:06:53 AM PDT by heleny
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To: tet68

I call 'em the Masters of Delusion.


98 posted on 06/07/2004 3:07:09 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: txradioguy

Of course, some are going in the back door. What papers didn't have a half page article on kadafi regretting that the former President died before being tried for war crimes? --with listing all the reasons this brainiac could come up with.


99 posted on 06/07/2004 3:23:06 AM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Tall_Texan
As much as I despise the lyin' POS, I still won't dance on anyone's demise. I refuse to debase myself for their actions, and I won't let them dictate my responses.

You go right ahead, and I'll cheer.

100 posted on 06/07/2004 3:25:39 AM PDT by Maigrey (Gee, fellas, I didn't know there were any good restaurants this far out. - R. Reagan)
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