Internet Crushes Peggy Noonan’s Tribute To Confederate Generals: “Losers Don’t Get Participation Monuments”

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan on Thursday paid tribute to Confederate generals on Twitter — and got promptly destroyed by her followers.

In reacting to the Washington National Cathedral’s decision to remove stained glass windows of Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, Noonan portrayed the generals as honorable men who just happened to be on the losing side of the American Civil War.

“They were figures in the greatest, most killing moral struggle in US history,” she wrote. “They didn’t tweet, they took to the field and died. Then one side won, they reconciled, the American experiment continued and we learned through this history. Keep ’em. Let it be. They are us.”

The reaction to Noonan’s tweet was swift and harsh, as many pointed out numerous historical inaccuracies in her analysis.

Read some of the top responses below.