McLaughlin Group

By Noel Sheppard | January 27, 2013 | 9:37 AM EST

Newsweek's Eleanor Clift got a much-needed education about the Founding Fathers and gay rights this weekend.

After she predictably gushed and fawned over President Obama's inaugural address on PBS's McLaughlin Group, syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan scolded, "If you think the Stonewall riot in a gay bar in Greenwich Village can be traced all the way back to Bunker Hill and the Founding Fathers, you don't read what the Founding Fathers believed or say" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | January 19, 2013 | 5:17 PM EST

A common media theme since the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in January 2011 has been that former President Ronald Reagan and former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill were great legislative partners despite being from different parties.

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan threw some cold water on this notion on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday saying, “There’s a lot of myth about Tip O’Neill and Ronald Reagan working together. They did not" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 26, 2012 | 5:49 PM EDT

"By the time voters go to the polls in November they’ll be saying ‘Praise the Lord’ about ObamaCare."

So said Newsweek's Eleanor Clift on PBS's McLaughlin Group this weekend (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 19, 2012 | 5:13 PM EDT

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan thinks Vice President Joe Biden's miscues are starting to get serious.

Appearing on PBS's The McLaughlin Group this weekend, Buchanan predicted, "If Biden makes one or two more gaffes there is going to be real apprehension in the Democratic Party about how he performs and what this is going to mean for the ticket."

By Noel Sheppard | August 5, 2012 | 8:32 PM EDT

PBS's John McLaughlin this weekend predicted that new revelations about failed solar panel manufacturer Solyndra "will become damaging to Barack Obama's reelection" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 5, 2012 | 7:54 PM EDT

National Review editor Rich Lowry made a tremendously pessimistic prediction on PBS's McLaughlin Group this weekend.

"Despite the heartening support for Chick-fil-A – we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people flocking to the restaurants - private sector and government bullying of opponents of gay marriage is the wave of the future" (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 5, 2012 | 7:18 PM EDT

Make that two mainstream media members singing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's praises this weekend.

After ABC's Jonathan Karl commended the former vice presidential nominee for her perfect record of endorsing winners in senate primaries this year, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift echoed those sentiments on PBS's McLaughlin Group adding, "She will be a force at the Republican Convention whether she does it from the floor or from the parking lot" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 5, 2012 | 6:52 PM EDT

Conservative author Pat Buchanan predicted this weekend that as a result of the recent Chick-fil-A controversy and Democrats putting same-sex marriage into their presidential platform, "Homosexual marriage will be the culture war issue of the fall."

Such was said during the predictions segment at the conclusion of PBS's McLaughlin Group (video follows with transcript):

By Noel Sheppard | July 7, 2012 | 4:57 PM EDT

Conservative author Pat Buchanan made a joke on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday destined to anger a lot of women.

When asked when America will elect its first female president, Buchanan said, "Let's hope" it's not before "2040 or 2050" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | June 23, 2012 | 11:20 AM EDT

A common media deception is to accuse Republicans of being anti-immigration.

When Newsweek's Eleanor Clift tried this on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday, US News & World Report's James Pethokoukis quickly scolded, "They’re anti-illegal immigration. They’re not anti-immigration...That’s just wrong" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | June 16, 2012 | 12:58 PM EDT

U.S. News and World Report's Mort Zuckerman deliciously smacked down the perilously liberal and unwarrantedly arrogant Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift on this weekend's edition of PBS's The McLaughlin Group.

When Clift ignorantly said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't create jobs at Bain Capital, Zuckerman quickly dismissed her saying, "I’m not going to argue. I know about Bain Capital since I was involved with it" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 12, 2012 | 5:25 PM EDT

In the wake of Richard Mourdock's landslide victory over Republican Senator Richard Lugar in Indiana's primary Tuesday, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift made what some might consider a staggeringly stupid prediction on Friday's McLaughlin Group.

"The Tea Party will cost the Republicans control of the Senate" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):