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Now we know: Peggy Noonan is a "fellow traveler." It makes sense now.
December 7, 2008 | Peter Kafka

Posted on 12/07/2008 8:19:37 PM PST by ventana

http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20081207/peggy-noonan-lesley-stahl-and-friends-raise-more-money-wThe purse strings haven’t completely closed for start-ups looking to raise money–even niche Web sites that hope to stay afloat by selling advertising. Wowowow.com, a site launched earlier this year, which targets women over 40, has raised a $1.5 million round led by Bob Pittman’s Pilot Group and the Rhime Group.

No word on valuation, but I’d guesstimate Wowowow.com’s investors peg its value in the high 9-figure range. The company has now raised $3.1 million in less than a year.

The five founders–former publisher Joni Evans, “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl; New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith; ad exec Mary Wells; and Wall Street Journal political columnist Peggy Noonan–each contributed $200,000 each in an initial round. Some of the company’s high-profile pals, like Whoopi Goldberg and Candice Bergen, later kicked in another $600,000.owowowcom-gets-another-15-million/?reflink=ATD_y

http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20081207/ahoo_ticker


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barakobama; bergen; candicebergen; drivebymedia; evans; followthemoney; goldberg; jonievans; lesleystahl; liberalmedia; lizsmith; marywells; noonan; peggynoonan; stahl; vichyrepublican; wells; whoopigoldberg
OK, Peggy makes much more sense now. Hey, maybe even that decrepit, drooling, absent minded fool, you know: Don Imus, maybe even Don likes Peggy now! WowWowWow; Peggy's got it goin on! V's wife.
1 posted on 12/07/2008 8:19:37 PM PST by ventana
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To: ventana

Pittman is a big dem. Noonan is a lib and has been a lousy writer for the last 4 + years. Her stuff in the WSJ has just been nonsense for 4+ years.


2 posted on 12/07/2008 8:21:40 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: ventana

Trust No One...


3 posted on 12/07/2008 8:22:48 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: ventana

Nothing makes me happier than when stupid people lose money. With the “brain trust” associated with this start-up, I have a feeling in 12 to 18 months I’ll be elated.


4 posted on 12/07/2008 8:24:39 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: ventana

Used to love her, esp. when she wrote for Magnus Ronaldus. SUPER DISAPPOINTED, and...she has completely jumped the shark.

How does a woman THAT smart get THIS stupid....?!

Stupid hag!


5 posted on 12/07/2008 8:24:55 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

How does a woman THAT smart get THIS stupid....?!


She was always pompous.


6 posted on 12/07/2008 8:27:43 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: ventana

sad.


7 posted on 12/07/2008 8:31:43 PM PST by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Pompous, yes. That must be a precursor to stupid. I loved Noonan when she was with Reagan. I find it very disheartening that she has gone to the dark side.
8 posted on 12/07/2008 8:35:08 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: ventana

I never cared for her columns even when she pretended to be a Republican. She helped write a few speeches for Reagan and from her ramblings, one would think she was Reagan’s chief of staff and best friend. He probably hardly knew her.


9 posted on 12/07/2008 8:41:23 PM PST by boxer21
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To: ventana
Wow, how does someone who was in Ronald Reagan's head to write speeches for him stray so far??? How is that even possible? What is wrong with RINOs? I'm sick of them.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/we-demand-true-conservative-leadership.html


10 posted on 12/07/2008 8:48:45 PM PST by ensignbay ((We Demand True Conservative Leadership))
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To: mplsconservative

President Reagan was a good logical leader. Peggy was happy and productive following that leadership. Without it, she is overcome with emotions.


11 posted on 12/07/2008 8:50:25 PM PST by donna (Sarah Palin: A Feminist, not a Conservative.)
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To: Frantzie

Her stuff has been nonsense because she’s had a vendetta against GW because he would hire her as a speech writer.


12 posted on 12/07/2008 8:58:38 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: ventana

Peggy originally was a democrat, don’t know if she
officially changed at any time.


13 posted on 12/07/2008 9:00:28 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: ventana

I put Noonan on my “Ignore List” months ago.

Her speaking style reminds me of an aunt whose had a few too many wines at a family dinner.


14 posted on 12/07/2008 9:13:28 PM PST by Scarchin (Withholding judgement)
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To: ventana

Peggy Noonan is a good *writer,* but not much of a thinker. She was Reagan’s speechwriter, not his policy adviser. He told her what he wanted to say, and she made it sound good.


15 posted on 12/07/2008 9:26:06 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Q: How many Obamas does it take to change a light bulb? A: THAT'S NOT FUNNY!)
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To: ventana
I'm not sure this investment makes Peggy a fellow traveler. It may just be that she wants to know that she will be published somewhere after the Wall Street Journal fires her.

I think she should be the political theater critic for the Village Voice.

16 posted on 12/07/2008 9:30:35 PM PST by TChad
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To: ventana

Peggy Noonan would have been a pinch hitter for Megan Marshack at the drop of a hat.


17 posted on 12/07/2008 10:23:11 PM PST by mkjessup (God, guns & guts have kept America free, we still need all three. The 'Arsenal of Democracy' is 'US')
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To: Saint Athanasius

ping.


18 posted on 12/07/2008 10:34:58 PM PST by rhinohunter
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To: ventana

Over time she has become a self-righteous whiner, hardly a good reflection on someone who had access to Reagan himself. Her mind has turned to mush.


19 posted on 12/07/2008 10:56:12 PM PST by MHT
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To: ventana

Hmmm. Why would women over 60 be writing to women over 40? To let them know how to ditch their principles? Although Noonan never really had any. She wrote the ‘kinder, gentler nation’ for GHWB, which was a slap at Reagan. And was stupid enough to feed the Senior Bush the ‘read my lips’ quip, which ended up giving us 8 years of the Clintons.

(Raising my eyebrows, tilting my head, lightly smiling and speaking very slowing and softly [so Mika can understand]) “Thank you _so_ much, Peggy.”


20 posted on 12/08/2008 12:24:46 AM PST by Kent C
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To: ventana
The last column she wrote that made any sense to me was "Ordinary Abortions," in the WSJ, back in the nineties...

That said, it's kind of handy that with the Coming of the New, Improved Black Jesus, so many allegedly "conservative" opinionators like her & Frum & Parker have outed themselves.

I suspected it, all along- at least they'll all get invited to the "cool" set's cocktail parties around the beltway, now.

21 posted on 12/08/2008 1:56:36 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: ventana

As if she is fresh out of a girls’ finishing school, Peggy always talks like she is balancing a plate on her head.


22 posted on 12/08/2008 1:59:26 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: CyberAnt

That makes sense. She’s a Reagan democrat, it seems. V’s wife.


23 posted on 12/08/2008 3:28:32 AM PST by ventana
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To: Kent C

She does that tilt thing in an effort to be like Jean Kirkpatrick: thoughtful and intelligent. An Irish philosopher. Hell, even like Moynihan. She is like neither. V’s wife.


24 posted on 12/08/2008 3:32:35 AM PST by ventana
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To: ventana
"Targeting women over forty"??!!

That wizened bunch is more like targetingwomen over eighty!

25 posted on 12/08/2008 4:12:57 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: gaijin

She has CLS. Creeping Love-me Syndrome. It is familiar to everyone who has watched a hitherto conservative Republican evolve into a liberal during Washington and NT social situations.


26 posted on 12/08/2008 6:05:00 AM PST by wildbill
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