Westbrook Pegler - Legacy

Legacy

Interest in Pegler was revived when a line originally written by him appeared in Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. "We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity", she said, attributing it to "a writer." The speech was written by Matthew Scully, a senior speech writer for George W. Bush.

In 2008, The Wall Street Journal capsulated the legacy which Pegler bequeathed to the profession of journalism:

“all-time champion of fake populism, the belligerent right-wing columnist Westbrook Pegler”.

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