Noonan channels Spiro AgnewMay 25, 2004 5:26 PM EDT ››› KEVIN NIX
After President George W. Bush's May 24 speech on Iraq to the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter under President Ronald Reagan, Wall Street Journal contributing editor, and MSNBC primetime contributor, appeared with Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton, on MSNBC's Scarborough Country, discussing the speech and debating media bias in coverage of the Iraq war. In response to a question from host Joe Scarborough about whether there was anything the president could do about the bad press he has been receiving, Noonan asserted: "[Bush] doesn't want to send out his version of Spiro Agnew to talk about the nattering nabobs of negativism. But do they still live? You bet they do and they are still in charge of newsrooms in America."