Video: Peggy Noonan salutes MSNBC’s “fatuous suck-upping” … on MSNBC; Update: Link fixed

posted at 7:30 pm on August 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

And Smokin’ Joe Scarborough, recently of Shovelgate, can barely contain his glee over it. Any guesses as to which of the big three fatuous suck-uppers at MSNBC he has in mind in goofing on Hillary’s speech as a “grand slam, out of the ballpark”? Right: The tool who was for her before he was against her and now is for her again because she’s back in the nutroots’s good graces.

After you’re done here, go watch the clip at Olby Watch of our straight-down-the-middle modern-day Murrow urging an AP writer on air last night to “find new work” after he committed the grievous sin of not soiling his pants over Barack Obama’s speech. Remember, Olby’s always at pains to stress how his role as opinionated nutroots vlogger on “Countdown” is very different from his role as unbiased anchorthing when covering election events. See how different he sounds to you. And be sure to note which website apparently gave him his talking point on the matter. Click the image to watch.

Update: Bad link below. Fixed now.


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Professor Blather on August 29, 2008 at 7:34 PM

She’s awesome!

keepinitreal on August 29, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Yes, Olbermann plays it right down the middle.

The middle of West 47th Street in Upper Manhattan. Where the center is just slightly to the right of Fidel Castro.

Let’s be blunt, here: Olbermann simply does not care. About objectivity, balance, fairness, impartiality. He knows that he saved MSNBC (he did) and will simply walk if the management tries to reign him in.

No more Olbermann, no more MSNBC. Griffin and Capus know this.

So does Olbermann.

SteveMG on August 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

Linking to the wrong page, AP

Correct link.

lorien1973 on August 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

I’m not certain your link goes where you want it to. Here it is via Breitbart.

Spirit of 1776 on August 29, 2008 at 7:39 PM

lorien1973 on August 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

Thanks!

Loxodonta on August 29, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Everybody is sick in their world, I’m sorry. You know how everybody is an unhappy, unwed single mother whose feet are exploding.

Hilarious!

lorien1973 on August 29, 2008 at 7:41 PM

That video is damn funny too.

Spirit of 1776 on August 29, 2008 at 7:42 PM

Awe.

Some.

thirteen28 on August 29, 2008 at 7:43 PM

My feet just exploded!

Loxodonta on August 29, 2008 at 7:43 PM

I adore Peggy Noonan. I am so glad she is on our side. She was hilarious in this clip. Thanks for the right link lorien.

Glynn on August 29, 2008 at 7:43 PM

Scarborough acts like he’s a guy whose about to get fired and is just blowing things up on the way out the door.

lorien1973 on August 29, 2008 at 7:43 PM

And speaking of MSM snark, tonight while just catching the end of a U.S. Big Three network while channel hopping at 6:57 or so, the female anchor was just finishing an interview with a Republican strategist–I missed his name–and he had just finished answering a final “is Palin experienced enough” question by saying she’d need alot of work to prepare for the debates but would probably be a quick learn as they run out of time. And then she thanks him and says something along the lines of, “Thanks, [his name], now go home and spend some time with your kids.” I guess a meme is born.

[I don't know if it was Katie Couric--maybe it was a woman filling in on one of the other networks because the male anchor took the day off for an extra-long long weekend?]

andycanuck on August 29, 2008 at 7:44 PM

Does anyone really feel MSNBC will actually DO anything about Olberdonk?

mimi1220 on August 29, 2008 at 7:45 PM

It’s funny because it’s true.

SouthernGent on August 29, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Peggy Noonan reminds me of a slightly more seasoned Sarah Palin.

D0WNT0WN on August 29, 2008 at 7:48 PM

Peggy brings it in a brilliant display of insight and humor. Love it.

Tobias2012 on August 29, 2008 at 7:48 PM

Love em’ both.

D0WNT0WN on August 29, 2008 at 7:48 PM

Exploding feet! Great, great stuff!

Weight of Glory on August 29, 2008 at 7:53 PM

Pat Buchanan. He knows manly.

I beg to differ.

MadisonConservative on August 29, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Sarah Palin and The McCain Doctrine: Check it out: http://thedudesblog.com/2008/08/29/sarah-palin-and-the-mccain-doctrine/

thedudesblog on August 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM

That was a symphony of comedy, or comedic symphony. Olberman won’t allow her back. Glad she got her shot in!

Ordinary1 on August 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM

MadisonConservative on August 29, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Of course you beg to differ. I am Manly. And I have never met Pat “Nazi Fruitcake” Buchanan.

ManlyRash on August 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Feet explosions Hahahahha

Cardiganfox on August 29, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Pat Buchanan knows musty.

Way to go Peggy
(Thanks Andrea for your constant interruption trying to make sure the Democrat talking points get in…)

BobH on August 29, 2008 at 7:59 PM

BobH on August 29, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Try to be understanding towards poor Andrea. A brunette has just rocked her peroxided world.

ManlyRash on August 29, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Heh, “everyone has a two-headed baby who is used as a bowling ball”.

I’m writing that one down.

Bishop on August 29, 2008 at 8:03 PM

ManlyRash on August 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM

I’ve met you. I’ve been itchy ever since. Bastard.

MadisonConservative on August 29, 2008 at 8:03 PM

Andrea actually broke in during that with “because they don’t have any health insurance, Peggy” which made her point: Why is everyone going to die without the democrats?

Bishop on August 29, 2008 at 8:05 PM

That was refreshingly funny – what coming from MSNBC

defendfaithandfamily on August 29, 2008 at 8:07 PM

I’ve met you. I’ve been itchy ever since. Bastard.

Met me? Nay, sir, for I am no one in particular.

ManlyRash on August 29, 2008 at 8:07 PM

Peggy Noonan reminds me of a slightly more seasoned Sarah Palin.

D0WNT0WN on August 29, 2008 at 7:48 PM

Maybe Peggy could become speechwriter for Sarah

BobH on August 29, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Is there anything more obnoxious than Noonan’s voice?

Besides Helen Thomas.

TheSitRep on August 29, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Is there anything more obnoxious than Noonan’s voice?

Hillary Cinton? Just a thought…

ManlyRash on August 29, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Shouldn’t it be “UPSUCKERS”? I mean, like the vein of UPCHUCK?

>>>>>>>>>>>>

**swish** Nothin’ but NET in November, baby. NOTHIN’ but net.

seejanemom on August 29, 2008 at 8:12 PM

sucking up, of course

funky chicken on August 29, 2008 at 8:13 PM

hahahaha that was great

trailortrash on August 29, 2008 at 8:14 PM

count me in with the upchuckers during that whole convention

BobH on August 29, 2008 at 8:15 PM

Noonan was hilarious at the end, mocking the Dems constant talk of how sick and poor everyone is and how they always cite these extreme examples in every speech. Joe lost it.

RightWinged on August 29, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Flopperoony

I didn’t quite get if she was talking about Barry’s speech or his ears.

I wish she would have ended ala George Castanza: “That’s it. I’m outta here,” as she got up and left on a high note.

Poor Andrea Mitchell. Having to go through life with no sense of humor. But then again, she’s a lib.

Mallard T. Drake on August 29, 2008 at 8:16 PM

….Susan Estrich….

HornetSting on August 29, 2008 at 8:17 PM

“Fatuous,” not “fautuous”! And, yeah, that was pretty hilarious.

TheSitRep: Try listening to Susan Estrich on Hannity & Colmes sometime. Just half a minute. It’s nightmarish.

illustro on August 29, 2008 at 8:17 PM

two-headed baby used as a bowling ball…. that was hilarious!

David Combs on August 29, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Got ya first…you owe me a coke, illustro

HornetSting on August 29, 2008 at 8:18 PM

“fautuous suck-upping”.

Kinda has that Orgasmic-feel to it!haha.

canopfor on August 29, 2008 at 8:18 PM

He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere.
Is he in Heaven? Is he in hell?
That damend, elusive…Pimpernel.

Hello, Madison.

ManlyRash on August 29, 2008 at 8:20 PM

That was Noonan-liscious. You HAVE to watch it all the way to the end if you cheated. Wonderful Peggy!

Mojave Mark on August 29, 2008 at 8:22 PM

HornetSting: D’oh!

illustro on August 29, 2008 at 8:22 PM

Yeah!!

HornetSting on August 29, 2008 at 8:29 PM

We even mispelled it the same.

HornetSting on August 29, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Speaking of Fatuous Suck-Upping; was Mika’s head in Joe’s lap at the end?

RobCon on August 29, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Best TV I’ve seen on MNBC in ages…I dont think I’ve ever laughed with them ever before.

javamartini on August 29, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Peggy Noonan was funnier, more authentic, and more on-target than I have seen her in a long time. I don’t know what broke her out of her painfully-neutral-and-try-to-find-the-good-in-both-sides mode, but it was nice to see her natural wit finally shine through.

Even though we will probably never, ever see her on MSNBC again.

Perhaps some other network will option her? Hello? Anybody at Fox listening?

HTL on August 29, 2008 at 8:33 PM

Oh wow! Peggy Noonan was so funny in that segment.

carbon_footprint on August 29, 2008 at 8:34 PM

That was great Peggy. Really, really great.

Too bad you yourself were rather suck-uppy when you expounded on the speech on Fox & Friends this morning.

Buy Danish on August 29, 2008 at 8:35 PM

Awww, Susan E. is ok. Whiskey voice, yeah, but she’s nice enough.

mikeyboss on August 29, 2008 at 8:36 PM

Unbeliveable. I grew up as a two-headed child with no health insurance who’s head they used as a bowling ball to an un-wed mother who’s feet was exploding. And I couldn’t be now more offended.

Marcus on August 29, 2008 at 8:42 PM

Just saw on O’Reilly that under a “breaking news” banner, MSNBC had “How many houses will Palin add to ticket?” I wish I could say it’s shocking.

illustro on August 29, 2008 at 8:46 PM

Marcus on August 29, 2008 at 8:42 PM

…and you turned out just fine!

mikeyboss on August 29, 2008 at 8:47 PM

I want to be Peggy when I grow up.

And have a body like Sarah’s.

**no sh*t**wouldn’t we all**

seejanemom on August 29, 2008 at 9:01 PM

I would start watching TV for more of that! Hilarious.

RushBaby on August 29, 2008 at 9:12 PM

Noonan is AWESOME! I was cracking up during that whole charade!

Neocon Peg on August 29, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Peggy Noonan, to me, is much like the older woman of the village, the grandmotherly figure one seeks out for true wisdom and advice. Her writing style and depth of analysis, based both upon historical perspective and sound reason, seem to sift through the periphery and reach the crux of the matter, whether dealing with politics, culture, or ethics. I highly recommend that folks read her book “When Character Was King” and listen to Reagan’s “Boys of Point Du Hoc” speech that she wrote for the 40th D-Day anniversary.

Send_Me on August 29, 2008 at 9:29 PM

I’ve always admired, more than any other feature, her incisiveness.

Dr. Manhattan on August 29, 2008 at 9:34 PM

Send_Me on August 29, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Agreed. “When Character Was King” was fab.

mikeyboss on August 29, 2008 at 9:49 PM

Joe was even funnier than Peggy…that was genuine uncontrollable laughter. I loved it!

MechEng5by5 on August 29, 2008 at 10:01 PM

What a wonderful sense of humor and dead on accurate

Kini on August 29, 2008 at 10:03 PM

Hahaha. Way to go, Peggy.

canne on August 29, 2008 at 10:06 PM

I love Peggy Noonan. And I always think… she wrote the words that made Reagan soar… I Love Peggy Noonan.

petunia on August 29, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Unbeliveable. I grew up as a two-headed child with no health insurance who’s head they used as a bowling ball to an un-wed mother who’s feet was exploding. And I couldn’t be now more offended.

Marcus on August 29, 2008 at 8:42 PM

Yeah–but don’t you wonder what America the Democrats are talking about? I have had a really rotten year financially. One of our worst ever. But I am still so pleased and proud that this is my country. I just do not get these people and their sour out look.

petunia on August 29, 2008 at 10:14 PM

Haha the ending was the best!

V15J on August 29, 2008 at 10:36 PM

WOW petunia, are you sure it’s not Bush’s fault? Or the Republican’s fault? Or capitalism’s fault? Or America”s fault?

Jeff on August 29, 2008 at 10:39 PM

Jeff: Jumpin’ the gun a litle bit there, champ! petunia appears to be a capitalist who loves her country. I don’t see what’s wrong with that.

illustro on August 29, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Not a speech but a symphony…?!
Supper redux.
Way to ‘go yard’ with that one, Peg.

whitetop on August 29, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Too funny. Made my night. In general, conservatives are much better at humor than libs. Probably because they’re smarter.

muggedbyreality on August 29, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I’m watching O’Reilly while reading. He is REALLY getting on my nerves. I wish they would replace him permanently with someone else.

Mr_Magoo on August 29, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Okay Peggy. I’ve grown a little tired of you in the past year, but you pulled me back in. Thank you for “speaking truth to power.”

Sugar Land on August 29, 2008 at 11:43 PM

OK…color me confused. A few months ago, some of her articles seem to suggest that she may have been caught up in ‘Messiah fever’. Was I wrong the whole time or has she ‘sobered’ up on that nonsense? If the latter, it would be interesting to know what it was.

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Even though we will probably never, ever see her on MSNBC again.

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HTL on August 29, 2008 at 8:33 PM

No biggie. I doubt very many view that channel anyway…

anuts on August 30, 2008 at 12:32 AM

God Bless Peggy Noonan!

Gergen was the one who called Barack’s speech a “symphony.” When my liberal cousin related that to me, he explained that even a “respected conservative commentator” called it a “symphony.” Well, I corrected immediately to let him know that David Gergen is not conservative, nor necessarily respected. And I likened Barack’s speech to not so much a symphony, but more of an extended dance mix of his usual stump banter.

D2Boston on August 30, 2008 at 1:42 AM

She makes me proud to work for The Wall Street Journal!!!

Biffstir on August 30, 2008 at 1:43 AM

That was classic. Go Peggy…

RedSoxNation on August 30, 2008 at 2:25 AM

He knows that he saved MSNBC (he did) and will simply walk if the management tries to reign him in. No more Olbermann, no more MSNBC. Griffin and Capus know this. So does Olbermann.

SteveMG on August 29, 2008 at 7:38 PM

The patient died but the operation was successful!

moxie_neanderthal on August 30, 2008 at 3:27 AM

Doesn’t anyone recall the msm going after Pelosi, Kennedy, Kerry, Harman et al regarding their wealth and disconnect from the common man ….oh that’s right….they’re Democrats so ipso facto they care!

moxie_neanderthal on August 30, 2008 at 3:31 AM

Well, we know who Monday’s Worst Person in the World will be.

Jim Treacher on August 30, 2008 at 4:12 AM

“Find new work”

Sounds like a threat to me. Uberwoman fancies himself the new Goebbells.

peacenprosperity on August 30, 2008 at 8:02 AM

” I’m actually putting a little edge on my criticism just to make up for the fact that on MSNBC last night somebody said, quote, “it wasn’t a speech: it was a symphony.” I’m sorry; I won’t even name who did it. I am here to balance that bit of fatuous — fatuous suck-upping!” – Peggy Noonan

The self-important Andrea Mitchell appeared to be quit miffed. Toooo good. Go Peggy!

sinsing on August 30, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Olberman “unhinged” again.

MSNBC should be renamed “The Cuckoo’s Nest”!

hopefloats on August 30, 2008 at 12:00 PM

My father-in-law and I were flipping through channels and came across MSMBC. He’s not terribly political so he takes one look at Andrea Mitchell and says, “Why is Joan Rivers on this show?” I couldn’t stop laughing.

pt on August 30, 2008 at 12:07 PM

I either want Joe on Meet the Press, or fired and on Fox. Andrea is like the little kid in the class who keeps wanting to talk and the smart kids in the class answer the questions. She was a joke last night – I thought she was going to cry.
Does anyone know who said it was a symphony, or are we to assume it was that obnoxious olbermaniac?

Bambi on August 30, 2008 at 6:59 PM

My feet are exploding, too, as are my funny bones. Thanks Peggy! LOVE ya!

MsUnderestimated on August 31, 2008 at 2:20 AM