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Death of John McLaughlin- Former Nixon Aid

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I'm so sad to hear of John McLaughlin's death. The two shows that consume my earliest childhood memories are Sesame Street and The McLaughlin Group.
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John McLaughlin helped in my self-discovery as a closet nerd
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"BYE-BYE!" You had to hear him say it to understand. RIP, sir.
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I will miss him and his show.
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"Bye-Bye" and"Wrong" are my first thoughts about John McLaughlin's death. It marks another moment in this year's most drawn out and shocking death, that of the Republican Party.
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It's a sad moment in broadcasting history. Knowing of McLaughlins' sense of humour and I mean no disrespect in what I'm going to say next; it would probably kill him not knowing the outcome of the federal election.
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As creator, executive producer and host of “The McLaughlin Group,” which began in 1982, Mr. McLaughlin helped reinvent the political talk-show format by injecting unabashed partisanship and a dash of entertainment.
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Did he ever write a memoir about his time working with Nixon?
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While in the White House, Mr. McLaughlin, well-informed but prone to tirades, would “sometimes almost become a cartoon of himself” when reporters called, said Bob Schieffer, the CBS News Washington reporter who became host of the CBS Sunday show “Face the Nation.”
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The show always ended with a prediction by each of the panelists, with Mr. McLaughlin getting the final word, even if seemingly with tongue in cheek. In 1989, for example, he predicted, “Within weeks, Delaware will authorize public flogging for drug trafficking.” (It did not.) His trademark signoff was a robust “Bye-bye!”
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News executive and commentator John McLaughlin. Kevin Wolf/AP Photo U.S. television news executive and commentator John McLaughlin, a former Jesuit priest who hosted the public affairs broadcast"The McLaughlin Group" for 34 years, died on Tuesday, the show said."The McLaughlin Group" announced the death on Facebook but gave no details about the cause or where McLaughlin died."Now he has said bye bye for the last time, to rejoin his beloved dog, Oliver, in heaven. He will always be remembered,
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I learned about him in my undergrad journalism class. He was a major pioneer for talk shows. RIP
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Mr. McLaughlin saw an opening in the market for TV blather. “Energy, tempo and bonhomie,” he said, were a few of the vital ingredients he sought to infuse in the program, along with “first-rate reporting and straight opinion.”
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John McLaughlin, a former Jesuit priest, speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and conservative provocateur whose pugnacious style as a host of a political chat show helped usher in the era of impolite punditry, died Aug. 16 at his home in Washington. He was 89.
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"John was still in the priesthood when he joined our White House, so he was known as “Father John,” or to those of us in the speechwriting shop, more simply as “The Rev.” Even then the Rev was a caricature of himself, prone to have conversations a few inches away from your face with his bellowing baritone not far behind.
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We are losing many of the great minds and great personalities of the past. John took plenty of history to the grave with him and may he rest in peace.
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I learned about him in my undergrad journalism class. He was a major pioneer for talk shows. RIP
He was a rare talent that we will never see again.
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