Lew Rockwell posted this video from the McLaughlin Group. Thank God I stopped watching TV 15 years ago, but I have seen some of these clips on YouTube and other websites. I was addicted to this show during the 1980s into early 1990s — why, I don’t know.
Given his age (84), former priest (and former Deputy Special Assistant to President Nixon) John McLaughlin’s continued wit and perception of current events is quite impressive. Of course, Eleanor Cliff is still her same old misguided, lefty dreamer, still adhering to FDR’s Anti-Social Insecurity and the fantasy that relying on government officials to help manage your retirement or medical care actually works. Cliff claimed that her co-panelist Pat Buchanan would never let go of his Anti-Social Insecurity or Medicare. (However, Buchanan probably would let go of it if the criminal IRS closed down and stopped stealing over half of Pat’s income and let him be free to control his own retirement and medical care.)
But I do appreciate the gang’s discussion of Ron Paul, and recognizing the value of Paul’s work in uncovering the truth about the Fed, the “nanny state,” the drug war and the other wars that are killing America.
If you want to view the video that Lew Rockwell posted of that McLaughlin Group segment, click here.
Now, here’s a treat. I listened to the greatest talk radio host of all time, Jerry Williams, on WRKO during the 1980s, but here are links (opening up a Windows Media Player window) to interviews by Jerry Williams when he was at WBZ, interviewing John McLaughlin first in 1973, and then 1974. Both discussions are about the Watergate issue. The first audio was while McLaughlin was still a priest, but was also Nixon’s Deputy Special Assistant. That was so controversial with Father McLaughlin taking a political post, he was pressured to leave the priesthood in 1974.