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Jack Germond
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Commentator
    (January 30, 1928-August 14, 2013)
    Born in Boston, Massachusetts
    Columnist for the Washington Star and Baltimore Sun
    With Jules Witcover wrote the syndicated column 'Politics Today' (1977-2001)
    Panelist on 'The McLaughlin Group' (1982-96)
    He described himself as 'a fat, bald guy who looked unkempt even in a freshly pressed suit.'
    He was a chain smoker.
    He was usually described as 'curmudgeonly.'
    He called 'The McLaughlin Group' 'really bad TV' and said he joined the show only so he could put his daughter through medical school.
    Fellow panelist Eleanor Clift noted, 'It wasn't lost on the rest of us that he continued doing the show long after his daughter had graduated and was a practicing physician.'
    His oldest daughter died at 14 of leukemia.
    He mentored younger reporters on the campaign trail.
    He was unpretentious.
    NPR said, 'He lived large and didn't suffer phonies.'
    Journalist Jeff Greenfield said, 'Germond's bullshit detector should be implanted in every political reporter.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 76 Votes: 67.11% Annoying
 
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