Wall Street Journal classifies ‘Problem’

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Wall Street Journal, which is already conservative, put one of its most conservative writers Peggy Noonan on an article that goes on about ‘America’s Problems’. And, surpriseee, Adam is classified as being the main ‘problem’. Apart from the fact that this sounds an awfully lot like pretentious attention grabbing and riding on the coattails of Adam’s success, the content and tone of this writing is disgusting and narrowminded.

So now, let’s just blame Adam Lambert for everything. Economic crisis? Adam, your fault. Credit crunch? Adam, how could you? Swine flu? Oh, I’m sure Adam is somewhere at the roots of it.

I just dropped a glass on the floor. Can I blame Adam for that, too? Or for the traffic jam that I was stuck in this morning? You know, sometimes it is so easy to shift the blame to someone. Too easy. Let’s just pull some random quotes out of this lady’s article..

“This was behind the resentment at the Adam Lambert incident on ABC in November. The compromise was breached. It was a broadcast network, it was prime time, it was the American Music Awards featuring singers your 11-year-old wants to see, and your 8-year-old.”
Aw. Of course, your 11-year-old daughter is a massive fan of Janet Jackson. Or J-Lo. How cute is she mimicking their curious dance moves, also involving some crotch grabbing and booty-shaking? How adorable does that extremely short dress that leaves very little to imagination look on her?

Or your 8-year-old son, seriously, isn’t it amazing how well he memorizes all these Eminem lyrics? ‘I got 74 rapes under my belt..’ ‘I’ll pull out my gun and shoot you through the head..’ At the same time, he perfectly takes on Eminem’s attitude and language, and your little 8-year-old talks in such foul language about ‘niggas’ and ‘faggots’. Really, aren’t you proud?

Yes, kids have their favorite singers. But really, are those singers so much better than Adam? Actually, I see Adam more as a role model, who radiates positive energy and openly talks about how it is ok to be different and takes a stance against bullies. Isn’t that allowed either? Should all kids be the same, and every kid that deviates should be crucified?

“People were offended, and they complained. Mr. Lambert seemed surprised and puzzled. With an idiot’s logic that was nonetheless logic, he suggested he was the focus of bigotry: They let women act perverse on TV all the time, so why can’t a gay man do it?”
I like how you call it idiot’s logic without backing it up. Because I totally see the logic in Adam’s argument, why are there two different standards for women and gay men? According to the writer there obviously should be a different standard. Women are allowed to be sexual but gay men doing it are scary. Heck, gay men are scary in itself right? Which is also why:

“Mr. Lambert’s act left viewers feeling not just offended but assaulted. Again, “we don’t care what you do in New York,” but don’t include us in it, don’t bring it into our homes. Our children are here.”

Pff. Okay, so we’re back at the start. Feel free to bring in Eminem with his lovely rhymes, feel free to let Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Shakira, BeyoncĂ©, J-Lo and even bloody Miley Cyrus shake their booties. But keep out this gay man. Cuz he’s weird.

Whatever. Fed up with this discussion, let’s just leave it. Never gonna agree anyways. As long as the people who care about Adam and support his art keep on doing so and not let themselves be swayed by those narrow minded conservatists.

We love you Adam, just ignore these people. They don’t get you. We do.

(ps: Go here if you wanna read this BS. But it’s very frustrating.)

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Comments

  1. Sending nothing but love for Adam. Agree totally with Indiechicki. I think there is more wrong with Noonan who is unable to see the light.

  2. I Love Adam Lambert, no one is going to sway me in any other direction. Adam is entertaining, artistic and a good, kind sweet man!
    Not gonna give this person my time of day and read any further on her article! No frustrations coming my way, not going to let it 🙂
    love and peace.

    • U R RIGHT….ITS TIME TO MOVE ON…WHAT THE STORY WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE???IM SO SURPRISE BUT IN A BAD WAY,I DIDNT THINK THAT THEY R SO NEGATIVE AND WITH NO OPEN MINDED…AND U KNOW WHAT???I DONT WANT TO WEAST MY ENERGY AND MY TIME TO READ ALL THIS SHIT AND SUCH A LOW CLASS WRITERS….AND ITS BETTER IF ALL OF US WILL DO THE SAME/…NO NEED TO PUT ALL THOSE STUPID ARTICLE AND TO GIVE THOSE WRITERS THE PLESURE….

      LOTS OF LOVE FROM ISRAEL
      AT LEAST IN ISRAEL WE LOVE ADAM AND NO BODY REALLY CARE ABOUT ALL OF THIS….

      • Ofra, Kudos to Israel!

      • Ofrah…..where have you been??? It’s wonderful to see you back…we missed you!

        Don’t stay away!!!!

        • A LITTLE BUSY….BUT I HAVE TWITTER…DO YOU HAVE????I MISS YOU AS WELL….AND IM FLYING ON MONDAY TO ENGLAND FOR 2 1/2 WEEKS FOR XMAS TO VISIT MY SISTERS, AND ITS ALREADY SNOWING THERE….YAYYYYY A WHITE CRISTMAS…BUT DONT WORRY I WILL BE HERE OFTEN TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON….SO IF YOU HAVE A TWITTER FOLLOW ME PLS….OFRAZIV!!!!!!
          LOTS OF LOVE AND PLS DONT BRING AND SHIT ARTICLE TO THE WEB….

          • Helen/Canada says:

            Ofra, see you on twitter hon. Have a great time in England. Snow in England……??? LOL
            Love ya
            Helen

      • Ofra, how you doing girl??? Missed you and glad to have you back! I think Adam needs to take a break in Israel away from all this crap.

        • HELLO MY FRIEND…..YOU KNOW THAT “FYE” IS NO 1 BEST SELLER IN ISRAEL…HE SHOULD COME HERE AND STAY AWAY FROM ALL THIS CRAP
          HOW R U???AND WHY YOU DONT HAVE A TWITTER???

          LOTS OF LOVE

          • Ofra, firstly, I am so proud of you guys. I have asked some of the Glambs to vote so that Adam can climb the charts in SA. I voted umpteen times now.

            Ofra, my twitter name is afriglam. I just registered but never pursued in further. I know, I must. Hey, I missed you. Don’t you go disappearing on me like that.

            Enjoy your vacation, but DON’T FORGET US!

            Lotsaluv & mmmmmmmmmmmmwah

            • Helen/Canada says:

              Ingrid
              You should go on twitter. A lot of us are there. I’m Glamb4ever. It’s short and fun, but I must admit it gets a bit addicting.

            • HOW CAN I FORGET ALL OF YOU????THANKS A LOT….I WILL BE IN THIS WEB. AND WILL WRITE YOU….
              LOVE YOU ALL
              HAVE A NICE CRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
              SEE YA ON TWITTER
              XXXXXXXXXX

              • Dianne Hill says:

                Hope you enjoy the snow in England Ofra. It is lovely to see you back here, we missed you. Have a very Happy Christmas won’t you.

                • THANKS DIANNE…I WILL HAVE AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE REST OF THE FAMILIY///ITS BEUTIFULL TIME OF THE YEAR AND WE DONT HAVE CRISTMAS OF COURSE IN ISRAEL(ONLY IN A FEW PART LIKE “HAIFA” THEY HAVE ALL THE DECORATION///
                  HAPPY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
                  LOT OF LOVE

    • I am with you 100% Mary. I am not reading the article either. Rather spend my time sending out Joy and Love.

      • Ditto that! Talk about logic, this article for one is so after the fact. Something tells me Miss “Peggy” is desperate for some sensationalism. The 8 and 11 year olds should have been in dreamworld. Sounds like someone is a tad frustrated or bitter but definitely not happy with herself. I would have Miss ‘Peggy’ know that hers is a point of view and certainly not a majority point of view.

        WSJ claim to provide online ‘breaking news’ coverage – where has she been!

        People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. – Eleanor Roosevelt.

        For me, the above quote epitomises what Adam is about! It would appear that honesty and courage are a bit too much for the faint-hearted to deal with!

        I need to get some fresh air and breathe!

    • Helen/Canada says:

      Mary
      Me too, not even going there. I question why this is even a thread on this site. It just gets me pissed.
      Hope at least there was some kind of response in defense of Adam to the newspaper. I can’t believe in this day and age there are still so many stupid, close-minded idiots in this world. See, I’m getting mad….where or where did I put those chill pills??

  3. GLAMB#474kimber says:

    How sad! What’s wrong with people like this? No fucking heart for humanity! What goes around comes around ! To the writer, may her & her family suffer publicly like she just did publicly writing crap about a decent human being like MASTER ADAM. This man has more respect for humanity than that writer. Oh!!! New sexy photos of our MASTER ADAM! YUMMY!!!!!!!

  4. It’s because Adam is a mirror for people…he reflects back to us what we know most about ourselves, who we really are inside. If who we are inside is other than love, then we don’t like the reflection we see, and we blame the mirror…

    • Couldn’t agree more Brenda! People who can not accept themselves for who they truly are (homosexual, bisexual or whatever it may be) fear nothing more than someone that represents that part of them. It is where homophobia and other fear based emotions start. It is just so sad that people just can’t get it into their heads that there is nothing wrong with it and Adam is nothing more than just a confident, amazing, proud caring and loving man.

  5. You should get Adam’s response to this idiotic article!
    This is the response I posted on The Wall Street Journal discussion board:

    The Adam Lambert Problem?????
    Now you got my attention!
    I ask myself, how a “serious” publicist can get more ridiculous than this one?
    I red this article slowly just to be sure I didn’t miss anything. It guess it could have been interesting reading it & giving it some thoughts…in other circumstances.
    Here’s what I think: You wanted to write about Adam Lambert, get the readers’ attention that come automatically with just typing his name, BUT, as a very “serious” person, you tried to make this a “serious” article. How? You writte tons of very deep thoughts around his name.
    Before this guy’s appearence you asked Americans these heavy moral questions?
    It’s important to know because if you didn’t, I suspect this article is motivated by well hidden homophobia.
    Adam Lambert didn’t invent sexual performances on national TV!
    America’s problem isn’t Adam Lambert!
    Try no sex & no violence on national TV & you’ll see that even cartoons’ shows won’t fit.
    Now, what about the internet? I recommend all of the “concerned” Americans to see what their children are exposed to these days. I think your children can teach you a few things about sex and violence you didn’t know.

    • NO NEED TO LET ADAM TO RESPONSE TO THIS LOW CLASS WRITERS…BELIVE ME HE DOES NEED TO GIVE THEM THIS PLEASURE
      TIME TO MOVE ON

      • I MEEN HE DOESNT NEED

        • I get what you say, only this time she went too far accusing this guy of all the problems of America…!!!
          The complaints of people against ABC’s behavior made the network to change their attitude.
          The same response should show this idiotic journalist she can’t just mess with a person’s name as she wants!

          • SO MAYBE ITS TIME TO WRITE HER AND FIGHT HER BACK BIG TIME…GO AHEAD…AND IF NEEDS I WILL SEND ALL THE ISRAELI ARMY TO KICK HER ASSE….STUPID JOURNALIST

  6. Silence speaks consent. That maxim has proven to be correct. i have Google news-and Adam Lambert as a custom addition.I saw the article by Noonan. I just finished leaving a comment. A long one. Noonan’s self-righteous judgmentalism is nauseating, evil, destrucive and generates hate.It is so hard to keep being forgiving, but for my very own sake, I keep trying. I simply love Adam and everything about him makes me feel good, my heart chakra spins w love when I think about him and that is proof enough for me to defend him.I know this makes no sense, don’t care, I have so much fun watching Adam perform. I just love it, and I love him in interviews- a great kid, lots of fun, very insightful and good-hearted and Noonan’s article is from her dark heart .

  7. Oh, Peggy, really? Come down from your lofty perch with the Wall Street Journal and talk to real people who have lost their jobs, their homes, their ability to feed their children. Talk to retirees who have lost their life savings in the stock market debacle and must choose between food and medicine. Talk to people who work with charitable organizations that are overwhelmed with applicants for help and grossly underwhelmed with donation of funds. Talk to those in the “middleclass” who are hanging on by their toenails but are lucky enough to still have jobs and homes and are facing the first Christmas ever that they cannot give gifts to their children. I am sure Adam Lambert and network programming issues are not even blips on their radar.

    True, as a people we have a lot to reflect on in the coming year about what is wrong with this picture and how we can change it. But, what is clear to me is the true ‘assaulters” of American children are greedy corporations and financial institutions headed by the soulless mega-rich and the legislators that let them get away with their violence, not a young entertainer with a 3 minute spot on an awards show watched by 11 million and complained about by 15 hundred. Get real, Peggy.

    Rant over.

    • AMEN!!!

    • Silvana/Moschioni says:

      As you just said the really importat issues that are afflicting the people of America are the echonomical ones and the inescrupulous behaviour of many (I’m Argeninian and can msot surely relate to all this, because here is far worst). Of course everyone knows that Adam has nothing to do with this.
      But then the “journalist” brings up moral and relationship issues, lack of sensitivity and courtship towards others, increase in vulgarity and coarseness. Here is where I realized she has never seen an Adam interview, never read about him, never watched him relating to others, never heard The Donors Choose campaign. DOES NOT KNOW HIM A BIT. She is just talking out of a 3 minutes performance in an adult time frame (don’t know how is called).
      It’s pretty obvious that she mentions him just to get some attention. Shame on her.

      • Silvana/Moschioni says:

        I’m still in moderation. Can’t be. What’s wrong with my post?

        • Silvana/Argentina says:

          I’m sorry, now I realize. I was so upset that I changed my users name. Where it says Silvana/Moschioni (my surname) it should be Silvana/Argentina. i opened my session at work and had to to put the users name again, and did it wrong.

          It was not my intention to bring trouble to the moderators, I’m sorry. if you could load my posts I would appreciate.

          • Silvana/Argentina says:

            I’ll repeat, kinf of, my post of this morning.

            Evidently this “journalist” is only trying to get some attention to her close-minded article.
            None of the economical causes and unresponsable greedy people that are to blame for the actual crisis (not only in America, but the world) has anything to do with Adam.
            Regarding the moral or relationship issues that she says are afflicting Americans like lack of sensitivity and courtesy towards others, or vulgar and coarse behaviour, she makes it clear that she doesn’t know Adam. She has never seen or read an interview of him, has no idea how Adam relates to people, must surely don’t know a word about Donors Choose. She doesn’t know how tolerant, embracing of differences, warm and caring Adam is. If she knew anything of this, she couldn’t say what she is saying. She is judging him for a 3 minutes performance, not for his behaviour or attitude towards others. But we know better.
            I would just hope more people were like Adam, this world would be a much better place to live in.

            Love,
            Silvana

            • Silvana/Argentina says:

              Sorry for so many psots. I repested my first because I couldn’t finf it and thought it was deleted.

              What a mess I made.

              Sorry.

              • GLAMB#474kimber says:

                Hey Silvana! You’re alright, you’re w/ your GLAMBSISTAS & MASTER ADAM! We love you very much, we got your back! I fel bad for all the times I just blurted out all my anger.
                OOH I had adream about MASTER ADAM. I dreamt that I met him as he was an older man & a playboy at that. Still very sexy & has just stolen the hearts of many women & men. How’s that for a dream?No hanky-panky though, darn it.

              • Silvana, I think you were so upset about Miss Peggy’s article. It’s all good my friend – Mmmmmmmmwah

    • Well said, wannabe…

    • BRILLIANT reply……hope you sent it to that very silly Peggy Noonan

      these remarks of yours wannabethesnake should be the HEADLINES every one reads because these are the unvarnished truth
      Adam has done nothing to be ashamed of in any way…….it is the dog electrocuters, girlfriend beaters, wife cheaters, life-savings robbers, home-foreclosing rich people, job cutting fat cats, lying politicians, cowardly legislators, homophobic religionists………….oh my god the list is endless……………who should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves and deservedly called out about it in the media……..not our beautiful boy…..who is a role-model for the type of human all people should aspire to be……..

      • Suebella….You said it all!!! ADAM is an easy target for PN…and she’s going to milk it dry!!!
        Maybe she should learn more about ADAM and focus on the good now. To blame ADAM for all the problems in this country is unforgiveable.

        Get your head out from under your rock, Peggy Noonan, and look at reality!

        I know we don’t like reading this type of news about ADAM…but perhaps the good part of seeing it is that we can reply to any of these writers and show our disgust with their sludge writings. Like Martha and Wannabe said above, we have to respond (with respect if possible) back with some positive insights in order to “wake these people up” to the real world! ADAM is a positive influence in our country!!!! Let’s show ’em all!!!!!

    • Helen/Canada says:

      Loved your rant!

  8. OMFG. Ridiculous!!! Let’s just blame him for all the world’s problems. I swear this is so wrong, people need to GET A LIFE and let us love him!!! Is it so hard?

  9. Problem to me seems to be all these HOMOPHOBES. Freedom includes no discrimination to race/gender/sexual orientation. The AMAs are for at least 14 and over. Parents lack of not controling what their kids watch seems to be the issue. If they are so concerned about homosexuality, perhaps parents should sit down and talk to their kids about what it is. I remember the days when African Americans were so looked down to and GOD forbid a African american and white person have relations!

  10. The Wall St. Journal use to be a distinguished publication. It’s now owned by Rupert Murdoch who also owns Fox (a long with tons of other things) and founded the “Star” tabloid! He is like a media czar with conservative leanings in his publications. He is also annoying.

    By all accounts Adam Lambert brought in millions of viewers to the Fox Channel last year through his amazing performances on AI which had been loosing viewers increasingly in previous years. I thought the show was crap, never watched it–until he showed up!

    Peggy Noonan is kind of shooting the bird who laid a golden egg for Fox. This is a thinly veiled attempt to ride on the Adam Lambert train. And just because she writes a column doesn’t mean that her poison pen is that mighty. It’s easy to take shots at people but much harder to write something worthy. I think she must be getting daffy to go in this direction.

    She worked both for Bush (bleck) and Regan (double bleck) and hates Hilliary Clinton. So, this woman is a walking, talking, CONSERVATIVE hack.

    What is really leaving people “jarred and dismayed” (her words) is people like Peggy Noonan continuing to run at this topic as IF they really understand anything about it. And speaking for all “viewers” is really a grandiose stretch of her imagination.

    Peggy Noonan has her own website and she can be contacted. She’d like us all to go back and live in the 1950’s along with people like her and Murdoch.

  11. RUBBISH! LMAOF!

    Love Adam and nothing can change that as in “whatever” world!

  12. OMFG! I am so glad I decided to pop-in to this website this morning, because now I get it….My very right-wing, Bill O’Reilly-loving boss and I literally just had a knock-down drag-out over ADAM!. It must’ve been this ridiculous WSJ article that spawned him into a complete lather saying that Adam should’ve been arrested on the spot. We seriously were at each others throats, and I damn near walked off my job over this.

    I swear to god if I have to hear one more idiot (of which this country seems to be growing more and more of them these days) bash Adam over something without mentioning all of the others that have come before him, doing even more sexually-charged performanaces, I think I’m gonna scream.

    Of course I took the opportunity to enlighten my boss to the other questionable performances that night: Janet, Rhianna, Gaga etc. Those aren’t the same to him because Adam “went too far grinding some guys face in his crotch”. I also pointed out that Adam was on at 10:55pm, not like Janet who opened the damn show…still didn’t matter to him. He still quoted that “someones eight year olds had to endure that disgusting performance”.

    When will it end? When will America pull their heads out? In the meantime Adam, I’m going to continue to love your spirit and your music, and I’ll pray for you daily because sadly it looks as though you have a tough road ahead of you. Don’t ever change for anyone.

    • ARRESTED??!!! t7rqw4890evrn sefj9 WHAT??!! MY 8 year old didn’t see it…know why? Cause I watched it first, and, even though he likes Adam, I didn’t let him watch cause I am the PARENT. It is idiots who don’t care what there kids watch until something comes on that they don’t like that they all up in arms! RIDICULOUS!!!

      • Yes this brings back some seriously bad pictures in my mind, Blacks being arrested for having sex with Whites, for example. When you operate from Love it is challenging to understand that other people are operating from fear and hatred. This is serious deep seated, witch hunting stuff. And remember Edgar Hoover or the movie “American Beauty”? This kind of hatred is all about self loathing.
        Though Adam wants to be seen as an entertainer, his fearless non judgemental lifestyle and his acceptance of everyone is groundbreaking in a historical way, I believe. It is the way of the future for mankind because hatred has never done us any good and has only brought immense suffering.
        A Jewish Gay man is showing us the way, for many it is so mindboggling they can not bear to see it.
        I know which way I am traveling, with many, many others and we have to believe it will make a difference at one point.
        Love to all you fearless outspoken women!

        • Silvana/Moschioni says:

          I agree with you Irena, his attidtude towards others is groundbreaking. I just hope many more will follow, and people start to realize this is the change that is needed to make the world a better place to live.

      • Helen/Canada says:

        ARRESTED, My word…..did he murder someone and I missed it? I’m shaking right now, I can’t even comment…..where oh where are my dang chill pills!!

    • Dianne Hill says:

      Reese, I feel so sorry for you having to work for someone like that. What an absolute git of a man. If there were more people in the world like Adam Lambert then the world would be a happier place. I really can’t understand your boss’ logic or that of the Noonan woman, can’t remember her name, it is not important for me to remember her name because I doubt if I would ever read any of the crap that she obviously writes.

      I love Adam with all my heart and to say that someone with such an open heart is the cause of America’s problems is just ludicrous. Your boss needs to get a reality check. Good luck with working for somebody like that, I feel you are going to need it.

    • Reese….which goes to show you how homophobic your boss is~~~~

    • Thanks to all of you who’ve commented. I appreciate your thoughts immensely. Interestingly enough, my boss is actually a really good person; he just has his very Christian / conservative beliefs. What this mornings event made clear is that just like politics and religion, we obviously will never speak about gays and/or over-sexualized performances (of any kind) that are televised to the general population. I will admit that it kinda hurts my heart that such a nice man can have such a limited view of the world and the people in it.

  13. waveridergal says:

    Frustrated with the article? Yep. But, to make it all go away, go to EW.com and watch the featured video AL talks “FYE” in an interview with Michael Slezah. You’ll get a huge wonderful shot of Adam to carry you through the day. Great interview that showcases Adam’s intelligence and great exposure to how he thinks. It’s great.

  14. Of course, let’s just blame it on Adam for everything that is wrong with America. Wasn’t Adam’s behavior on stage one night responsible for Wall Street and banking chaos? How about the money mongering of Bernie Madoff? Oh, I think Adam’s performance totally influenced Bernie’s swindling act. And hey, we don’t want any money donated to schools for all those kids will probably turn out to be just like Adam.

    Are they running out of people to blame for something? Blame, blame, blame. It’s always somebody else’s fault, that’s what’s wrong with this country. Never can take ownership of our own wrong doing and fix it. Now let’s see, is it Democrat’s time to take the blame? Or is it still the Republican’s fault?

    If only all those kids at school turn out to be confident, honest and talented as Adam, then I think this country may have some hope in the future.

    IT’S THE MOST RIDICULOUS ARTICLE I HAVE EVER READ IN MY LIFE!!!!!

  15. This Noonan seems to know that Adam´s name in headlines gets people´s attention and sells. I read the article quickly and I´m not sure if I understood it in the right way. Was it about Adam or the real problems in US? I am from Europe and I feel bad about the narrow-mindnedness an conservativism. Is Adam really the reason for so many problems?? Makes me laugh (in a sad way).
    I hope Adam will change attitudes in the future, at least a little bit, although that is not what he was aiming at to do, he only wants to sing and entertain!

  16. OMG….I haven’t read the article…don’t know if I will or not! People like the author make me sick!

    I’ll bet that she hasn’t seen or heard (or wants to) any of ADAM’s interviews, or listened to his CD.
    If she knew what a wonderful role model he is-she would change her damn mind. What a negative female…..I’d rather have positivity in my life.

    Talk about hanging on to the past! Obviously she has only focused on this one subject, and what is the point! Move on Peggy Noonan….get a life! She obviously is grappling for something to write about….investigate the positive about ADAM, then write about him! Move on Peggy!!!

  17. What a worthless journalist Peggy is! Of all the horror going on in our world today – and in our country and this flea brain writes about Adam and how is somehow is his fault. So what can we do now? Write to the Wall Street Journal?? Someone needs to tell her what poor journalist she actuall is. Even Barbara Walters could talk to Adam and ended up really liking him.

  18. leilani aloha says:

    Hip Hip Hurray For Adam Lambert!!!
    Adam is making waves for the Age Of Aquaries,
    the ” change of consiouness” for all of us towards 2012 to be & think positively & be more openminded & to love all as ONE!!!
    And the conservatives DO NOT LIKE the CHANGE!!!!

    Adam we LOVE U 🙂
    U’re NOT the “Problem”
    ” They, the ” conservatives ” are THE PROBLEM!!!

    U rock !!!

  19. leilani aloha says:

    Everyone’s entitled to thier opinions & that’s Peggy’s what her name’s opinion.

    Like Joy of the View would say ” Who Cares” :):):)

    Adam, U’re the SHINING STAR!!!
    & we support your music all the way

    PEACE TO ALL MANKIND

  20. leilani aloha says:

    Who would read peggy what’s her name article if she does not mention ADAM LAMBERT & blame him for all the wrong doing that is started by the conservatives !!!
    It’s a stupid & waste of time article to read.

    Do not give any attention to such negativity!!!
    There’s more important thing to focus on , like loving & supporting Adam Lmabert & helping the needy here in America & the world !!!

  21. KO's smiling says:

    This article was probably designed only to get the public’s attention. And mentioning Adam does that, so there you go. Besides, if narrow-minded people don’t latch on to Adam’s style, maybe he’ll do more concerts on the coasts and in smaller venues. I’d prefer to see him up close rather than in an arena again anyway. Just hope I can get tickets to his show!

  22. There is a response to the Noonan article on NPR.org

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2009/12/let_them_watch_cake_the_class.html

    • GLAMB#474kimber says:

      Children’s t.v. is obviously in the mornings & during & after school. AFter evening news, adult t.v..
      There has been more sicko psycho shows on, “CSI” & others, on evening & late evening t.v.. I never could stand those shows , it’s definitely violence giving sickos ideas & just enforces their behaviors. That’s why I liked my reality t.v.., but I don’t watch anything anymore except for Ryan’s E news & Showbiz to find news on MASTER ADAM. I have totally lost interest in t.v.shows.

  23. I can’t believe what this ‘journalist’ is saying. There is no logic behind anything. Personally I think thru might just need something to complain about and need someone to take the heat for their crappy lives they choose. And I can’t believe people are still writing and going on and on about the ama. Wasn’t that like a month ago? Get over it! One thing who cares. Look at everything else he has been doin. All his preformances and sweetness to them. People chill look at then now and not the past. Someone should should stick their foot up this persons butt. Just saying.

  24. I just wrote a bunch of letters to Wall street Journal complaining about Adams treatment. I also cancelled my subscription and will boycott its sponsors.Please do the same for Adam.He has sung many songs beautifully.He doesn’t deserve all this crap because of one song where he even admitted he meant no disrespect-just went overboard.I’m sick of this bigotry.

  25. adammanfann says:

    LOL total rubish that article was. Again ONLY 1500 complaints out of millions of viewers! HA!
    I guess we can also blame Adam when 2012 hits and we all die too.

    I think Peggy Noonan should watch this interview with follow AI contestant Michael Sarver, I think his opinion best summed up the whole AMA situation! If you haven’t seen this yet, you should! It kinda made me a Michael Sarver fan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kac-dWvO8k

    • Thank you so much for that.

    • Helen/Canada says:

      adammanfann
      I became a fan of Michael’s way back during the tour days when he gave some moving interviews about how Adam has positively affected his life and has made him a better person. I salute him for opening his heart and mind. Adam has a very positive affect on people.

  26. Isn’t it exciting to know that Adam is stirring up this much controversy??? A true game-changer, someone who rocks the boat and changes the view point of many is someone who is a SUPER STAR and will be around for a very long time! The Beatles, Elvis, even Madonna and now Lady Gaga and Adam … controversial, different and changed the world of music!

    And look at what a large, diverse and loyal following he has already??? Think about it … it’s only been about a year since we even heard of Adam and what he has done already to open the public’s eyes to tolerance, celebrating the uniqueness of everyone and giving us KICK-ASS entertainment! I am a “conservative” and believe me, “liberals” can be just as biggotted, close minded and stupid as the rest of us! Stupidity doesn’t fall on one side of the party line or the other! I love Adam – he has rocked my world and I am so excited to see what he does next.

    Peggy Noonan’s of the world … keep writing your garbage and reacting in this way … you are only pointing out the fact that Adam is a catalyst for change in the music industry and in the world in general!

  27. Unfortunately I read this article before you posted a warning here. Noonan has me upset all day! I totally agree that she is a hypocrite saying Adam is just after fame and fortune when she herself (and the Journal) throw Adam’s name into the title just to draw readers (and revenue). Back in the day this was called “yellow journalism” – sensationalism for the sake of building readership. There is sure a hell of a lot more problems in America than Adam Lambert – he is a positive force (just really listen to the lyrics of most of the songs on his album) and judging him on one AMA performance is not fair. Also, ABC knew enough about what Adam was going to do from his rehearsals to realize this was not going to be G rated. And while I am at it – to all those so called Christians (make no mistake I do consider myself a Christ follower – Jesus is Messiah to me) where do you think Adam’s unmistakeable gift comes from?! Only the Lord gives such a gift and we here will do all we can to support Adam as he figures out how he is supposed to use it! Jesus had very little patience for religious hypocrites; what would He think of all this negative stuff about one young singer trying to make his way? Go Adam and NO NO Noonan!

  28. I’m not going to read the full article because it will just make me more angry at all of the narrow-minded idiots out there. Adam is a wonderful man with a big heart; he would never judge people the way they judge him. I will stand by him no matter what!

  29. I read through about half of the comments following Noonan’s ridiculous tirade. I’ll read the rest at some other time. I was worried about reading the comments…..fearing that her article would fuel the haters. I am pleasantly surprised that many of the comments (way more than 50% I think) are CRITICAL of Noonan, not Adam. I feel there is some hope for our future…..not all is lost and not all are haters. Considering the source (WSJ) I am pleased to read so much support for Adam and outrage towards Noonan. Granted some of the comments are painful to read, so stay out of the comments if you are easily offended.

    To blame Adam Lambert for the downfall of American society is….just too stupid for words.

  30. Well, gee, Peggy, I think you overlooked something. Adam Lambert must be the cause of global warming, too. Certainly, the cause of shrinking polar caps and melting glaciers is due to Adam Lambert’s appearance, his hilarious antics, and most of all, his music, as he’s really heating up multitudes of straight female baby-boomers. Maybe that’s because we remember the days when singers were expected to sing, rather than auto-tune and lip-synch, and music could be used to promote social change.

    By the way, your article brings back memories, too. Ever heard of Kristallnacht or Tiananmen Square…

    • Jeanette….is this my friend Jeanette??? I hope so because I want to say welcome back to us and that we miss all your wonderful thoughts and comments.

      • No, apparently I’m not that Jeanette, as I just joined yesterday. I have been a rabid. avid fan of Adam Lambert since “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the AI try-outs, though. Does that count me as friend?

  31. Elizabeth Richter, Glamb#545 says:

    I’ve gone and read the article and I’ve signed up with the Wall Street Journal so that I can respond to it directly online. I would agree with the degradation of American cultural and the general lack of respect of courtesy between people, but I don’t think Adam Lambert is centrally responsible for that at all. One thing that has really bothered me in regard to American Idol is the report of women throwing their bras and panties on the stage. That kind of behavior, in my opinion, is absolutely self disrespecting on the part of the women involved (sorry if any of you who went and did that are offended), but Adam Lambert didn’t make anyone do that and it was happening at American Idol concerts well before he showed up. Personally, I think that a musician should be able to sing and express him or herself without having items of personal clothing thrown at them. And there were children at those concerts brought by their mothers who were then, I guess throwing the panties and bras in front of the kids. I mean, who are the real hypocrites. Who are the ones really responsible? Artists sometimes forge their own paths, but very often they will tell you, I give the audience what they want, and who could fault them on that. They are here for our entertainment!!!

  32. I am so over the ama’s i wonder how long will it take for other people to get over it. adam is so talented and i hate hate that everyone keeps bring up one performance. people get real. when will the media stop beating a dead horse. so frustrating

  33. Noonan is obviously some kind of relic—-she needs to be introduced to modern thought on sexual orientation, tolerance, fairness, and equality. Also, she REALLY needs to be entertained. Adam, we love you and don’t need to tell you to let her negative energy fall into oblivion, far away from all that you are. Thanks so much again for making this a wonderful year.

  34. Eva Poliszczuk says:

    MY MY MY, IF PEOPLE PUT THIS MUCH ENERGY INTO POSITIVE THINGS,ACTIONS,RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS,ETC…..THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE. WTF IS WRONG WITH SOME PEOPLE!!?? SPENDING SO MUCH TIME AND ENERGY BELITTLING OTHERS ,NOW THAT’S JUST SO CLASSY!! SMELL THE SARCASM ANYONE??!! ADAM IS AMAZING ON SO MANY LEVELS AND WE OF COURSE ALREADY KNOW THAT,SO SCREW THE HATERS!! LET THEM WALLOW IN THEIR NEGATIVE SPACE WHILE THE REST OF US ARE REJOICING IN THE AWESOME-NESS OF GREAT ENTERTAINERS,NAMELY ADAM!!!

  35. The world is full of narrow minded bigots, pity some of them actually get published.

  36. Wall Street needs to continue on making all the profit in the world and ripping off the American public.
    We still have the choice of how we want to be entertained and it is NOT Wall Street.

    I love Adam and enjoy his BACKERS. You go Adam.

  37. Peggy…reaching much?

    I see.

    THE PROBLEM is not our ensemble of national politicians. An abomination to the integrity of our Founding Fathers. A modern-day crop of senators and congressmen who, on the take from lobbyists, repealed Glass Steagal (banking regulations) which had saved us from the pitfalls of The Great Depression for 80 years. In 1998, it was signed by Clinton and voted on nearly unanimously by BOTH parties. In the subsequent Bush administration, they continued to approve even more regulation-weakening legislation. As Obama said, “There is plenty of blame to go around.”

    THE PROBLEM is not an unscrupulous Wall Street that took advantage of all the new laws.

    THE PROBLEM is not that the reporters and editorialists at the Wall Street Journal, LIKE YOU, PEGGY, whom we rely upon to keep us informed on dangerous undercurrents afoot remained silent on the subject.

    NO. The problem, according to you, is this dear sweet boy. An entertainer who has brought such happiness, light and love to millions. Who has uplifted people both in spirit and in the pocket book (his charity, donor.org, filled the coffers of poor schools across the nation whose children are now enjoying the arts to the utmost). It is clear that not only do you not know Adam, you did not even see his performance from the error in your details of it. Plus, it did not come on in the “middle of the evening” but at 1 hour and 3 minutes before midnight in the east.

    During this crisis of malaise, it is ADAM LAMBERT that has been making a whole lot of people “feel good”. Not only due to his supreme entertaining talent, but also due to his rare, open HONESTY, lending credence to the fact that, despite what we see in Washington and on Wall Street, men of character DO still exist. I think our founding fathers would be very proud of him.

    As for you, you wouldn’t know honesty if it hit you in the face like the farcical cream pie. And wouldn’t that be apropos? Since you’ve now turned into a comedian.

  38. Some people just need to retire because they are so behind the times. Peggy tell us how you feel about this multitude of politicians who cheat on their wives and are so busy with their “soul mates” that they cannot take care of the government’s business. I suppose that’s acceptable in your world. Adam is not the problem, people like you are!

  39. A Wall Street journalist, what do you expect, why pick on Adam, she needs to open her eyes to see the real problems. Anyone who wants to answer her personally here is her twitter address, @peggynoonan , I answered her, there is no way I will let her get away with picking on Adam, someone who actually entertains us and makes us forget our problems.

  40. This person actually got PAID for writing this garbage about Adam? I’ll bet you 50 bucks that if she were to talk face to face with him for 5 minutes, she’d be singing a whole different tune. I am so much more than tired of all the crap. Until “they” can play fair, they need to keep quiet. Still waiting for the day when EQUAL means just that.
    Sudsy

  41. Glambertgirl1 says:

    Unbelievable. This is the kind of ignorant BS I cannot stand and it makes me angry. Honestly, who does this chick thing she is? Get a clue. I will always support Adam and look down at those who judge him and blame him for all the ills of society–seriously? Is it a joke? She should really learn not to judge others. She obviously knows nothing about him. He is a good guy and doesnt deserve this.

  42. Initially I was going to ignore this, but woke up this morning feeling very disturbed, hence the response below, which I’m now going to post at WSJ:

    My first reaction to this article was one of incredulous amusement and something best to be ignored, but with the passing of time I found myself more and more uncomfortable with the wider implications thereof. Until I now feel obligated to actually devote some of my precious time to commenting. To quote Edmund Burke: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good (wo)men to do nothing”. Perhaps the fact that I grew up in a society that clad racism, bigotry and discrimination in all sorts of moral and religious justifications for 40 years, makes me hyper sensitive even to issues of veiled discrimination. However, I would imagine that most extreme ideologies start out as something as innocuous and ludicrous to most “normal” people as blaming the ills of society on some hapless scapegoat, like Mr Lambert. Ms Noonan has every right to publish her sanctimonious opinion as to what she believes ails the American society, but so has Mr Lambert to express his so called “lewd” artistic interpretation of a song and to single out an individual like this, in my opinion, is deplorable. If the author had watched the entire AMA show she could’ve spread her moral outrage around a bit: there was a lot of lewd and lascivious behaviour from various performers and even some foul language and the promotion of violence. Since she chose to single out Mr Lambert, one has to assume bigotry at least or homophobia at worst. Now there are plenty of published bigots in this world, but what disturbs me most about this particular article is that it was published in a very well respected, albeit conservative, publication like WSJ and not some right wing, lunatic fringe publication, adding validity to this very ugly side of American society. What’s next, anti Semitism? Since Ms Noonan already has Mr Lambert pinned to the proverbial post with a pink triangle on his chest, what’s to stop her, or someone else, from adding a yellow Star of David? Am I the only person that finds this profoundly disturbing?

  43. As I far as I am concerned, this journalist is a MAJOR PROBLEM. Her unfavourable opinion formed without knowledge, thought or reason = prejudice. It is obvious she is trying to stir up hate. Well, Ms. Noonan your article is ridiculous !!!!……and you have just made a MAJOR FOOL OF YOURSELF !!!

    OFRA….If you are still here ? Have a great time in England with your family. Yes! Christmas with snow would be strange to me too…..

    Love, Yvonne (Australia)

    • KarenB….You must have been writing your post the same time as me as it wasn’t there when I started to write mine. Kudos to you for writing such a good post….. I agree with you 100% and no, you are not the only person that finds this profoundly disturbing !!!

      Love, Yvonne (Australia)

  44. Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan has a problem. She calls it her Adam Lambert problem, and it might best be described as the crippling fear that America’s moral character will devolve so rapidly in the coming years, that children as young as four will be forced to wear black leather pants to school, and watch their teachers engage in simulated oral sex while the words “under God” are stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance and replaced with Barack Hussein Obama. For good measure, let’s also put Lady Gaga’s face on the nickel.

    Noonan’s apocalyptic view comes across in a screed this week in the Wall Street Journal (better renamed by Wonkette as the Wall Street Journal banking pamphlet), where she says that America is undergoing a wave of depravity, and it’s bringing the whole country down faster than the closing scene of Cabaret. Gone are the days of High School Musical. These are the days of gay folks like Adam Lambert, who want nothing more than to turn television into a parade of S&M orgies.

    Huh, can’t wait to see what that looks like on TBS. But in the meantime, Peggy Noonan can take her “cultural depravity is killing the American Dream” meme and blow her nose with it. Noonan cites polls showing a high number of folks (66 percent) worrying that their children’s lives won’t be better than theirs, and that 55 percent think America is on the wrong track. But if there’s a renewed sense of worry in America, it has less to do with Adam Lambert, and a whole lot to do with a certain son of a Bush who Noonan herself campaigned for that led this country to the brink of chaos.

    Here’s Noonan’s take. “Americans are worried about the core and character of the American nation, and about our culture,” she writes. “It is one thing to grouse that dreadful people who don’t care about us control our economy, but another, and in a way more personal, thing to say that people who don’t care about us control our culture. In 2009 this was perhaps most vividly expressed in the Adam Lambert Problem.”

    Funny that Noonan picks an easy target like Adam Lambert to heap her culture war messaging on. She could have easily said, “You know, in a country where previous Presidents and Vice Presidents have openly advocated for torture, it’s not so hard to see why America’s lost some character.”

    Noonan could have said that, except she campaigned pretty extensively for former President George W. Bush or Dick Cheney.

    Or Noonan could have said, “In a country where we continue to deny basic civil rights to hundreds of thousands of loving couples by not recognizing marriage equality, it’s no wonder people believe that America isn’t living up to its promises.”

    Noonan could have said that, except Noonan celebrated the idea of a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman. (Presumably, though, Noonan would be OK with divorce.)

    Or Noonan could have said, “You know, it’s no wonder we’re ending this decade feeling jaded. The banking industry is all effed up, we were taken into two wars that are bleeding our country of money and costing our troops dearly, and we spent eight years of this decade with a President who thought climate change is what happens when you travel from Crawford, Texas to Washington, D.C.”

    Noonan could have said all of that. Except it’s a whole lot easier to say Adam Lambert. He did, after all, kiss a boy on television and gyrated near some dancers.

    A few weeks back change.org’s Global Warming blog asked the question, “Where are the conservative solutions to climate change?” That’s a pretty interesting question, and one that I’d like to extend. It’s kind of like a game of Mad Libs. “Where are the conservative solutions to health care? ___________” “Where are the conservative solutions to the economy? ___________” “Where are the conservative solutions to Afghanistan? ____________”

    The answer? Apparently, it’s Adam Lambert.

    Progressives should own this. If Peggy Noonan wants to talk about the character of America, then bring it on. If all she’s got is Adam Lambert, that’s a debate I’d like to see happen. Because Adam Lambert ain’t got nothing on a decade of torture, a decade of health insurance companies who’ve gotten rich off of the backs of the uninsured, or a decade of politicians who’ve prayed to Jesus for the demise of progressive legislation before heading off to spend an evening in bed with their mistresses.

    (Photo courtesy of burningkarma’s photostream on Flickr.)

    Article from Change.org

  45. Peggy Noonan Thinks Adam Lambert is Ruining America
    by Michael A. Jones

    category: Republican Party and LGBT Rights

    Published December 1

    This is the heading and author of previously mentioned article found on Change.org.

  46. In an interview way back, I think maybe during the
    summer tour, a question to Adam was “what book
    are you reading now” and he answered
    “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. I read it and thought
    there were some good parts about “non-judgement”.

    I’m happy to see some long-needed discussion
    is opening up on these issues maybe because of
    Adam.
    GO ADAM! I adore you!!

  47. brandy USA! says:

    PLEASE READ THIS AND IF U AGREE, REPLY. omg!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT STUPID LADY!!!!!! (not u glamb) that retarted lady that article!!!!!! omg!!!!! why can’t she just solve her own problems!!!!!!!! don’t blame it on the gay guy!!!!! adam is not just a gay guy….. he’s a loving, sweet, awesomely hot man!!!!!!!! the lady who wrote this is a stupid old lady that can’t solve her own problems and has to blame the new guy. i’m under 13 years old and i love adam!!!!! yeah his AMA performance was kinda weird. just get over it!!!!!!! i love adam!!!!!! i love adam lambert no matter what he does!!!!!! i loved him when he got that mustach, i loved him when he changed his hair, i love him!!!!!! i hope we can all just move past this, and get on with our lives. besides, he’s a SINGER not a dancer!!!!!!!! love brandy

  48. Excellent & thoughtful post.

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