This week on "The McLaughlin Group" five adults gathered around a round table and discussed the antics of two children. Two children that control two of the world's largest collections of nuclear warheads. Then they discussed how a man from the internet is going to save some old fashioned news reporting thing called a newspaper. You remember newspapers right? Those things that Americans developed allergies to and stopped going anywhere near them. The Greeks and the Germans and their little tiff over austerity came next. And the Group concluded this week's session wondering whether they are better off being spied on by private companies or the government. Funny how that became an either or proposition.
So we bomb the hell out of cities and the Russians are still willing to meet with us, yet we lose it over some fucking paperwork?
"You losing money?"
No previous predictions were verifiable this week.
|Panelist||Prediction||Correct||Wrong||Partially Right||Not Yet Proven||Percent Correct|
|Tim Carney||House Republicans will stand up to the banking industry and the hedge funds and they will kill the Senate's mortgage overhaul bill.||2||1||3||2||58.33|
|Pat Buchanan||Al-Qaeda rising inside the rebel forces of Syria, the United States will pull back from the rebels.||7||5||4||20||56.25|
|John McLaughlin||Edward Snowden will never go to trial.||7||5||7||26||55.26|
|Eleanor Clift||Tea Party activists demanding Obamacare be defunded makes it more likely there will be a government shutdown in the fall.||9||7||4||23||55|
|Mort Zuckerman||The next country to have a financial crisis is Spain. It will happen within the next two years.||5||6||4||27||46.67|