Who Is America’s Worst “Conservative” Writer?
I nominate Peggy Noonan, who writes for the Wall Street Journal. Her true claim to fame was that she was a Reagan speechwriter about 30 years ago.
Here’s a current example of Noonan lameness:
[Post-Hurricane Sandy] New York’s mayor, Mike Bloomberg, was sterling—a solid, unruffled giver of information whose news conferences were blessedly free of theatrics…
Bloomberg, America’s nanny-mayor, is simply a twit. He’s a ham, is in Obama’s pocket, lacks the sense to cancel the New York Marathon in a timely manner, is a corporate suck-up, and knows you can’t be trusted to make your own decisions with regard to trans fats, smoking, sugary drinks, and guns. He’s also the politically-correct tool who banned clergy participation in the 9/11 Memorial.
Other than that, Bloomberg’s sterling, hurricane or not.
Almost never does Noonan offers anything but an obvious—or incorrect—take and most of her writing is about as interesting—subject-wise and stylistically—as a crop report or a letter from home about the weather.
And who is America’s best conservative writer? Personally, I’d start with George Will at the top of the pyramid and followed closely by solid-gold guys like Victor Davis Hanson, Jonah Goldberg, Thomas Sowell, Mark Steyn, and Andrew Malcolm. And Michael Ramirez has to be America’s best conservative cartoonist.
I think Rupert could do himself some good by failing to renew the Noonan option when it comes up.