Spying on Americans, Arming Some Syrians, and Bickering over Mexicans

The McLaughlin Group focused on surveillance, the war in Syria, and immigration reform.  Best moments from this week's show below.

Good on John for prodding Pat to reveal things that run counter to his argument.

I cannot believe I am in agreement with Susan Ferrechio.

Except for the Boston bombings, the Times Square bombing, and so many others.

You will also have smart people creating algorithms breaking into the NSA's networks to get this valuable information.  Valuable information like who our spies are, putting them at risk.  This argument can go both ways Eleanor.

Kudos to John.  There are some sheep on this panel.

Kudos Susan.  Shut up Pat.

Okay, Mort, watch that mouth of yours.

Jesus, do not make the bloodthirsty warmongers salivate.

Yeah, like the Brits said there were chemical weapons in Iraq.  Are you for real?

Pat Buchanan predicted that, "Firing of Scuds by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is an indication that he is at the end of his tether."  He managed to take a key city back and is on the verge of retaking Aleppo.  Wrong.

Panelist Prediction Correct Wrong Partially Right Not Yet Proven Percent Correct
Ryan Grim 2 0 0 1 100
Michelle Bernard 1 0 0 2 100
Paul Glastris 2 1 1 1 62.50
Tim Carney 2 1 3 1 58.33
Pat Buchanan Rand Paul will lead the battle against Syrian intervention. 7 5 4 15 56.25
John McLaughlin Immigration overhaul legislation will pass and become law by December 31 of this year. 7 5 7 20 55.26
Eleanor Clift Tea Party Republicans in an effort to kill the Farm Bill will stereotype and make racial comments about food stamps which is a big element of the program. 9 7 4 17 55
Mort Zuckerman Iran is only sixty days away from having enough nuclear fissionable material to develop their first nuclear warhead. 5 5 4 22 50
Susan Ferrechio The public becomes increasingly complacent about data surveillance. 4 4 2 5 50
Rich Lowry 0 0 2 4 50
Clarence Page 1 2 5 3 43.75
David Rennie 0 0 0 2 0



Profile photo of BigBlueBenBigBlueBen
June 17th, 2013  11:05 PM

That God damn millionaire and his dirty mouth.

Profile photo of MyNameIsMeMyNameIsMe
June 18th, 2013  12:38 AM

That Mort Zuckerman prediction. Cannot wait till August for it to be proven wrong.

Profile photo of The Livid LibrarianThe Livid Librarian
June 18th, 2013  9:56 AM

John’s been in a good mood the last two weeks. “Oh God bless America, GOD BLESS AMERICA!” And rankling Pat’s feathers.