McLaughlin Group

By Jack Coleman | June 30, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT

Something you'll seldom see if the left's jingoistic victory dance over the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage is any indication -- supporters of same-sex marriage acknowledging that opponents express valid criticism that can't be ignored.

A seldom-seen example of this was on display during The McLaughlin Group over the weekend as expressed by Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page.

By Jack Coleman | April 12, 2015 | 5:49 PM EDT

Chatter among the pundits on today's McLaughlin Group centered around President Obama meeting with Cuban dictator Raul Castro during the Summit of the Americas, the first time in nearly 60 years that leaders of the two countries have met in person.

Unfailingly predictable paleo-lib Eleanor Clift depicted Cuba as a magnet for foreign investors, a claim that led to a devastating retort from Tom Rogan, columnist for National Review and The Daily Telegraph.

By Geoffrey Dickens | January 5, 2015 | 1:15 PM EST

On the January 3 edition of the McLaughlin Group, the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift laughably broke her 2015 New Year's resolution to treat Republicans running for president respectfully within a few seconds.

By Jack Coleman | December 22, 2014 | 4:43 PM EST

This helps explain those countless boatloads of desperate refugees fleeing Florida for Cuba over the last several decades. Oh wait ...

Paleo-lib columnist Eleanor Clift was in fine fiddle on The McLaughlin Group yesterday and did not disappoint when the conversation turned to Cuba.

By Geoffrey Dickens | September 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT

In the 2003 run-up to the Iraq war Eleanor Clift mocked George W. Bush’s 39-nation strong “coalition of the willing” as the “bullied and the bribed” but fast forward to today and The Daily Beast reporter is taking a much different tone with Barack Obama’s 9-nation grouping.

By Geoffrey Dickens | May 12, 2014 | 1:13 PM EDT

Eleanor Clift stunned the McLaughlin Group panel over the weekend when she shockingly claimed that Ambassador Chris Stevens “was not murdered” in the Benghazi terrorist attacks.

The Daily Beast contributor, in full White House spin control mode, gallingly spewed: “ I would like to point out that Ambassador [Chris] Stevens was not murdered. He died of smoke-inhalation in the safe room in that CIA installation.”

Fellow panelists Susan Ferrechio and Pat Buchanan, not surprisingly, let Clift have it.

By Noel Sheppard | January 4, 2014 | 1:21 PM EST

On Thursday, the New York Times called for the Obama administration to enter into a plea bargain or offer clemency to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in order to bring him back to the United States.

On PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan observed during a discussion about this issue, “There is an inherent conflict of interest between journalists and so-called whistleblowers” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 9, 2013 | 5:38 PM EST

“If there’s anything like 76 million healthcare plans voided, not only is ObamaCare dead, there’s going to be guillotines set up at Farragut Square.”

So said syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday.

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 5:50 PM EDT

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan and the Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift got into quite a heated debate about the government shutdown on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday.

At one point, Buchanan said Obama “wants to maximize the pain in order to maximize his political gain…It is a sinister and sadistic tactic” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | September 29, 2013 | 1:29 AM EDT

Media mogul Mort Zuckerman had some harsh words for the President's signature piece of legislation Friday.

Appearing on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Zuckerman said, "88 percent of the jobs that have been created this year are part-time jobs. A large part of the reason for that number of part-time jobs which is unprecedented in American history is because people are apprehensive about the impact of ObamaCare on and the costs of ObamaCare on full-time jobs."

By Noel Sheppard | September 14, 2013 | 7:15 PM EDT

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan had a rather shocking observation about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments about American exceptionalism in his New York Times op-ed last week.

Appearing on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, Buchanan said, “He’s not only appealing to the people of the world. He’s appealing to that half of the United States to whom Barack Obama himself was appealing.”

By Noel Sheppard | September 8, 2013 | 11:52 PM EDT

The Obama-loving media refuse to report the metaphysical certitude that the President's healthcare reform legislation is destined to end the 40 hour work week.

On PBS's McLaughlin Group this weekend, media mogul Mort Zuckerman predicted, "Part-time employment is going to grow from 25 percent of the workforce to close to 50 percent of the workforce in part because of the problems of healthcare obligations."