On this website we have many times savaged Peggy Noonan for her puffed-up Wall Street Journal pieces, like Mark Levin regularly dining off the long-gone Reagan Presidency, and too far removed from the world beyond Washington. Once or twice we have recommended her articles, particularly a recent one in which she appeared to be understanding that Donald Trump and his followers represented the backbone of America and had a right to be angry.
Still, we mustn’t forget that she has been earning a good life-style, is welcome in the outer corridors of Washington power, and enjoys the flattery of name-recognition, entirely because she writes a column for the Wall Street Journal. That amounts to a lot to lose. She might be able to rub along financially without the weekly check, but the corridors and ‘fame’ are hard to give up. At her age and with her past, another Media gig would be hard to come by.
The WSJ is not the same news paper that she originally joined. The younger Murdochs are taking it further to the Left, and the emergence of Trump and Republican Nationalism has had the effect of moving the WSJ’s Opinion Page editors into the ranks of the rabid propagandists who peddle lies for the MSM. Noonan will be aware that her gig now depends on joining Stephens, Joseph Rago and the new Party line of ‘vote Hillary’. Not surprisingly she came out last week with an attack on Trump.
Despite that, today she has written an article titled “How Elites Forsake Their Countrymen”. I strongly recommend this to our website visitors. Referring to Germany’s open door for a Muslim horde, her third paragraph nails Angela Merkel who has “ put the entire burden of a huge cultural change, not on herself and those like her but on regular people who live closer to the edge, who do not have the resources to meet the burden, who have no particular protection or money or connections. Mrs. Merkel, her cabinet and government, the media and cultural apparatus that lauded her decision were not in the least affected by it and likely never would be”.
In paragraphs ten, eleven and twelve she nails Wall Street, Silicon Valley billionaires and Hollywood. She comes close to accusing these people of being ‘footloose’. Finally, she points out that the Muslims being resettled by Obama have been dumped far away from the privileged elites.
It is all excellently written and only falls short in that she doesn’t acknowledge that Donald Trump is campaigning to defeat these self-serving Internationalists, and to restore the rights of the “regular people”. Perhaps she knows her WSJ gig is nearly over and she might as well start telling the truth.