Skip to comments.Noonan: Reagan Commemoration Driving Media Nuts
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."
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.
Sorry Peggy, they already blow!
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...."
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.
LOL! I love how The Gipper is still driving liberals up the wall now that he's departed this Earth.
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?
It's either that or he's repeating what he said to Jimmuh...
(paraphrasing) "Now..there you go again..."
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
BUSH/CHENEY LANDSLIDE 2004
You have it exactly right. The media will be nice to Reagan and take it out on President Bush with a vengeance.
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.
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.
"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."
Peggy is quite right.
This is a terrible tragedy for media.
He's so loved and they're so hated.
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.
hehehe... They can keep a lid on it only so long and by next weekend they'll blow their stack.
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!
They blow now. And suck. Simultaneously. Quite an accomplishment.
Don't spread rumors .. it's stupid. If you don't like Shep that's your choice.
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.
Rumors? I was merely alluding to his best-known on-air brain flatulence.
Well .. your reply proves I was right .. you are stupid.
Indeed -- thanks.
> 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.
a little late for that I think.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Its a back handed compliment to the power of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy! hehehe
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.
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.
I call 'em the Masters of Delusion.
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.
You go right ahead, and I'll cheer.
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