R.I.P. “The McLaughlin Group,” Thank Yod

The only two things I learned after floating along with the novelty the first couple years:

“Empty” is a sad step along the road toward “idiotic.” I realized I had no fresh insights into any topic after it got chewed upon and spat out on the show.

I noticed how several serious, thoughtful people tried out the format over the years and  left in disgust. Jack Germond gave it more than second and third chances.

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