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Noonan: Mischievous Media Wants to Make Palin Face of GOP
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/26/2008 6:54:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

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1 posted on 11/26/2008 6:54:03 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Noonan thinks MSM trying to make Palin face of GOP ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/26/2008 6:54:46 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That would be Peggy Noonan’s personal hell, wouldn’t it?


3 posted on 11/26/2008 6:56:11 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Noonan hates Palin. Noonan doesn’t understand real Americans and she has lost touch with the Conservative base. Noonan is useless at this point.


4 posted on 11/26/2008 6:56:31 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Didn’t Noonan dump on Palin before? Oh yes, she dumped on Palin when she though the microphone was dead. That was gutless.
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/seattlepolitics/archives/147837.asp


5 posted on 11/26/2008 6:58:01 AM PST by StayFocused
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Peggy didn’t jump the shark at the GOP convention, she got eaten by it. The hell with her...!


6 posted on 11/26/2008 6:59:38 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If only she becomes so.


7 posted on 11/26/2008 7:00:23 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Mischief”?
Nice choice of words, since their behavior has been childish, anyway. ( The Pegster included.)


8 posted on 11/26/2008 7:00:57 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Obama lies, the Constitution dies)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“The Wall Street Journal columnist believes the MSM is up to what she considers “mischief”

The MSM never misses a chance to trash Palin. Noonan is clueless.


9 posted on 11/26/2008 7:01:26 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: StayFocused

Yes, and the NewsBusters article does contain a link to the video of Noonan’s hot mic remarks.


10 posted on 11/26/2008 7:03:42 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Same thing they wanted to do with Reagan. The Democrats wanted to run against him, too.

That didn’t work out too well for them, though.


11 posted on 11/26/2008 7:05:58 AM PST by B Knotts (ConservatismCentral.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
When Sarah Palin made her first speech she said she wasnt going to Washington to please the Media.

That was the first shot that they considered as "throwing down the gauntlet" and the MSM hammerred her from that point on.

Im not saying its deserved or right, just that thats how they reacted. IMO

12 posted on 11/26/2008 7:06:27 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Noonan is a “has been” trying to be relevant. Send her to West Palm Beach, of Carmel Ca., she can dress up every weekend and spin her tales of better times.


13 posted on 11/26/2008 7:06:27 AM PST by anton
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Well, let's just say it this way:

"Peggy, we hope we can help you realize your worst fears about the GOP."

I hope it gets so "GOD" -ed up that all us unsophisticated hillbilly types who have these quaint ideas of freedom, rule of law, liberty, and morality... I hope those people come in droves and embarrass you so bad you never speak in the name of the GOP again.

14 posted on 11/26/2008 7:06:30 AM PST by slnk_rules (http://mises.org)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

One of the things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving is no longer finding it necessary to read anything written by Kathleen Parker or Peggy Noonan :)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MARK!

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you devote to keeping us informed!


15 posted on 11/26/2008 7:07:20 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dear Peggy....The media, including you, wants to destroy Palin. The media hates that Palin is so popular. But everytime the media puts Palin on TV, their ratings skyrocket. Palin is popular because she represents the value of the man you once wrote speeches for, values which you seem to have long forgotten.


16 posted on 11/26/2008 7:08:34 AM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Peggy Noonan needs to go pound dirt. She cannot stand that Palin wasn’t “bred” and “groomed” from birth to be President, unlike so many other people. Noonan may have written great speeches for President Reagan, but President Reagan’s beliefs and principles were clearly the “meat” of the speeches. ALL Noonan has ever been and all she will ever be is window dressing.


17 posted on 11/26/2008 7:09:09 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan (Join me now in the NEW Reagan Revolution, to bring Conservatism BACK! www.reaganaction.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, Peggy, it’s a much better looking face than yours.


19 posted on 11/26/2008 7:11:37 AM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hey Peggy... the nuthouse called and they got your room ready.


20 posted on 11/26/2008 7:12:28 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Peggy Peggy Peggy - The media focus on Gov. Palin to distract the public from The One’s empty shirt.


21 posted on 11/26/2008 7:12:38 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Here in liberal Maryland Palin is a curse because she is pro-life. Even republicans here who tend to be liberal liked McCain but disliked Palin.. They ate up the press reports, didnt care about Bidens gaffs because he didnt make the news.


22 posted on 11/26/2008 7:12:58 AM PST by sickoflibs (McCain asks: "Did you stupid conservatives really believe me? HA-HA-HA")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Noonan should be Barack Obama’s press secretary.


23 posted on 11/26/2008 7:15:43 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Last night laying in my sick bed, I watched a bit of Hardball, and they were trying really hard to find a way to say Palin was the reason McCain lost. Where on earth do they get this crap? Without her, he would have gotten about 10% of the vote, and most republicans would have stayed home. I’ve decided I have to watch these liberal shows more often just to understand where these opinions.


24 posted on 11/26/2008 7:15:45 AM PST by vharlow (http://www.harlowhome.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“emanations and tendrils”?

Puleeeze.

25 posted on 11/26/2008 7:16:31 AM PST by Cedric
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Peggy Noonan is exactly right. Sarah Palin is the worst thing that could happen to the conservative movement. She appeals to the worst instincts of those on our side and at the core is not a thoughtful person on the issues that should matter to us.

Someone who blithely says we should go to war with Russia if it invades Georgia (as she told Charlie Gibson), and who did little more than repeat her applause lines over and over again on the campaign trail hasn't yet shown the substance it will take to draw a wider base beyond a segment of conservatives. Who does she take us for, a bunch of boobs? Include me out!

Like many here I initially was thrilled by her selection, especially after the convention speech, but it became apparent there wasn't much substance after the speeches. It's time for us to work on ourselves as a conservative movement, get back to basics, and develop a deeper bench of solid conservatives throughout the party, instead of building a cult of personality around "Sarah," which seems to be the norm around here.

26 posted on 11/26/2008 7:17:19 AM PST by NetLiberty
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Peggy Noonan has become the Republican answer to Maureen Dowd: an over-the-hill Irish American woman media personality trying to stay relevant in a world passing her by. They are the past; Sarah Palin and (unfortunately) her liberal counterparts like Michelle Obama are the future.
27 posted on 11/26/2008 7:18:15 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: SE Mom

Thank you so much, SE Mom, for the Thanksgiving greetings and same to you. The encouragement of my fellow FReepers means a great deal to me!


28 posted on 11/26/2008 7:19:03 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: DainBramage
When Sarah Palin made her first speech she said she wasnt going to Washington to please the Media.

That was the first shot that they considered as "throwing down the gauntlet" and the MSM hammerred her from that point on.

They hammered her relentlessly for 5 days prior to her uttering those words, including some of the most vicious personal smears I've ever seen in politics.

They were going to hammer her no matter what she said. John McCain had the audacity to nominate someone who was unknown to them, unvetted by them and with a set of values and lifestyle that was anathema to them. The assault on her started the moment that happened.

29 posted on 11/26/2008 7:20:22 AM PST by Al B.
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hi Peggy, I just took a bunch of your books to the used book store over the weekend and they wouldn’t buy them. I guess they’ll make good firewood when I’m living in my cardboard box after Zero “fixes” the economy. Thanks for all your help.


30 posted on 11/26/2008 7:20:33 AM PST by ponygirl
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To: NetLiberty

I went for Sarah at first too-she is apologetically conservative-refreshing. However, she also symbolizes what is wrong with the GOP-applause lines, but no new ideas to solve what is some very serious problems in the US.


31 posted on 11/26/2008 7:21:38 AM PST by bronxboy
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

LOL! Peggy who-nan?


32 posted on 11/26/2008 7:22:56 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: vharlow

There is evidence that suburban votes who gave Obama his victory in the Mid West especially disliked Sarah...so it is possible.


33 posted on 11/26/2008 7:23:24 AM PST by bronxboy
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To: sickoflibs

“Here in liberal Maryland Palin is a curse because she is pro-life. Even republicans here who tend to be liberal liked McCain but disliked Palin.. They ate up the press reports, didnt care about Bidens gaffs because he didnt make the news”

Not in my county-55.5% Mc-Palin. Washington Co.


34 posted on 11/26/2008 7:23:44 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: NetLiberty
The question was about Georgia " if a member of Nato" would we defend Georgia? I guess you would cancel NATO?

GOP would have been killed if not for Sarah.

I wonder who is the 'Big Gun" Saxby is bringing into Georgia for his election?

In the Zogby Poll more people knew more about Sarah Palin than Obama?

We can thank McCain for that.

You are a Dole-MCCain GOP Bye

35 posted on 11/26/2008 7:24:54 AM PST by scooby321
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To: bronxboy

I disagree her record as governor says otherwise.


36 posted on 11/26/2008 7:25:29 AM PST by linn37
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To: NetLiberty
Someone who blithely says we should go to war with Russia if it invades Georgia (as she told Charlie Gibson)

This statement alone identifies you as a liar or a fool; either way, you are worthy of being ignored.

37 posted on 11/26/2008 7:25:35 AM PST by Sloth (What's the difference between taxation and armed robbery, aside from who's doing it?)
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To: NetLiberty

I agree with you that she “did little more than repeat her applause lines over and over again on the campaign trail” and I also “initially was thrilled by her selection, especially after the convention speech”, and I also agree with you that “it became apparent there wasn’t much substance after the speeches”, but I’m still willing to give her the benefit of the doubt based on the fact that Palin was sabotaged by her “handlers” in the McCain campaign. She’s got some time now to prove what she’s capable of outside of her association with one of the biggest RINOs ever to lumber on to the political stage.


38 posted on 11/26/2008 7:27:29 AM PST by samtheman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think the media is doing it’s first accurate reporting in a while. Americans want Sarah Palin to be the face of the GOP because we like her!!!


39 posted on 11/26/2008 7:28:49 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Noonan is part of that so-called mischievous MSM. If Palin is the new face of the GOP I am all for it. Enough with the warm/fuzzy, reach-across-the-aisle RINO’s, including that has-been Thesaurus, Noonan.


40 posted on 11/26/2008 7:29:41 AM PST by maggief
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To: NetLiberty
I think it's amusing that people on our side like you would never think to call Biden a total buffoon....even though he is a political hack of the first order and never held a real job in his life...and would never publically consider him to be totally unfit to be POTUS.....yet pick apart SP....even to the absurd criticism about her campaign stump speech.....conservatives like you have another agenda against SP....why don't you tell us what it is?
41 posted on 11/26/2008 7:33:22 AM PST by mick
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
...attempting to make Sarah Palin the face of the Republican party.

With Gov Palin we'll have a 'face' of integrity, decency and one committed to genuine conservatism, instead of the other options that are of the 'two-sided' variety.

42 posted on 11/26/2008 7:33:27 AM PST by jla (Sarah - True heir of Reagan conservatism)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I can accept Sarah Palin as the face of the GOP.

Here is the face of the Donkey Party.


43 posted on 11/26/2008 7:33:29 AM PST by Enterprise (No Presidency for illegal aliens from Kenya.)
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To: Al B.

Youre right, I forgot about the previous few days.


44 posted on 11/26/2008 7:33:40 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: sickoflibs

Strange that she, Parker, Will, Brooks and the other true “fringe” people on the conservative side can’t get over condescending to the one candidate on the GOP side who could and will continue to attract huge crowds and financial support (I raised a ton of money for McCain and I wouldn’t have given him a cent without her on the ticket). Peggy Noonan has to have someone to be condescending to because if you read her columns closely, she says absolutely nothing that makes the slightest sense. Just a lot of airy maxims from an author who is not overly bright but who needs to convince her real audience (the West Side liberals who will invite her to their cocktail parties so she can say snippy things about Palin) that she is a “deep thinker”. Her columns are frankly, terrible, and I could not put it more succinctly than a commenter here who said “she writes like she is constantly trying to balance a plate on the top of her head”.


45 posted on 11/26/2008 7:34:51 AM PST by laconic
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To: NetLiberty
Completely disagree. If you're looking for Palin being substantive, go find the video of Alaska gubernatorial debates. She blows both candidates away with substance. You seem to be forgetting that as VP candidate, she's going to be reading speeches written for her by campaign staff; blame them for how she appeared and what she said in speeches.

You didn't mention how horrible she was during her interviews, even with Hannity. I think those were abberations, due to her not being fully up to speed on the national issues, and her handlers scripting her too much, causing her to have to try to remember what to say instead of just saying it. I also think you're overstating her going to war with Russia if it invades Georgia.

None this means that Palin is hands down the candidate for 2012, as we have Jindal and Daniels, among others, to consider. But get off the "Palin is a disaster for the party" bandwagon. The media isn't going after her this hard if she wasn't a viable threat, and there is an elitist snot aspect to our party that is rejecting her for reasons which the rest of us find endearing and connecting.

46 posted on 11/26/2008 7:36:10 AM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did anyone notice that Noonan refers to her as “Mrs Palin” instead of Governor Palin?


47 posted on 11/26/2008 7:36:59 AM PST by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Noonan should be Barracks sect’y....

Peg o’our heart, we loved ya,
But now we must part,we’ve scrubbed ya
We always knew, ya had’nt a clew..
With those sappy prose yer gushin’
Peggo dear it’s you we’re flushin’
Peg o our heart bye bye!


48 posted on 11/26/2008 7:37:10 AM PST by Maumee (wtw)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Noonan is so over. She reminds me of that Norma Desmond character in “Sunset Boulevard”. Pathetic has-been.


49 posted on 11/26/2008 7:37:38 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (We have elected a man ... who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen. - Dollard post)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And mischievious Noonan has tried to make us think she’s a conservative.


50 posted on 11/26/2008 7:37:49 AM PST by MiddleEarth ("The board is set. Pieces are moving. It has come to it at last. The great battle of our time.")
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