Jon Stewart Slams Peggy Noonan Over Reagan/Obama Scandal Hypocrisy

By Tim Peacock

Jon Stewart Slams Peggy Noonan Over Reagan/Obama Scandal Hypocrisy

Peggy Noonan – current Wall Street Journal columnist and former speech writer for President Reagan – made an appearance on Meet the Press this week and (in speaking with David Gregory and company) claimed that President Obama’s current “scandals” are the worst she has seen in her life. You know – bigger than Watergate and bigger than Iran-Contra (where, as Jon Stewart so eloquently put it, “a President secretly sold weapons to Iran in return for American hostages and then used the proceeds to illegally fund a bunch of coked up right-wing jungle rapists in Nicaragua”). 

On a recent episode of his show, Jon Stewart systematically destroyed all of Noonan’s credibility in speaking on Obama and his scandals as an objective reporter. At one point he even quoted her book on Reagan where she said Iran-Contra was the fault of those around her beloved President and that the whole ordeal was just an unfortunate mistake. In comparing her words then to her commentary now, Stewart exposed her bias, her flip-flop blaming style, and her manufactured outrage. 
Here’s the clip:

About Tim Peacock:
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In creating Peacock Panache, he’s combined two of his favorite hobbies: blogging and current events/politics. When not working here, Tim toils away at editing & rewriting the novels he’s completed over the years. You can read samples of his other work here.

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Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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