McLaughlin Group

By Noel Sheppard | March 30, 2013 | 3:50 PM EDT

Warning: Please remove all flammables, fluids, and food from proximity to your computer as the following statement by Newsweek's Eleanor Clift on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday could result in a potentially hazardous fit of laughter.

"The concern within the [Obama] administration [regarding cyber warfare] is intense, and it reminds me of the way the Clinton administration was focused on al Qaeda in the ’90s" (video follows with lengthy commentary to really expose the absurdity of this statement):

By Noel Sheppard | February 9, 2013 | 4:27 PM EST

Mort Zuckerman really schooled Eleanor Clift on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday.

After Clift commented that if she closed her eyes during House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) speech to the American Enterprise Institute last week, she "would have thought it was Barack Obama," Zuckerman marvelously fired back, "Eleanor, if it had been Barack Obama, you would have supported everything he said" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 9, 2013 | 3:36 PM EST

Throughout her tenure at Newsweek, Eleanor Clift has been one of the national media's most consistently dovish, anti-war figures.

On Friday, while appearing on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Clift twice said drones "are a blessing" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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):