About Derek McGinty

Derek McGinty is a journalist, an award-winning interviewer and a commentator. He got his first job on the air back in 1984 at WHUR radio in Washington DC. From there he went to WAMU-FM where he launched a nationally syndicated daytime talk show on NPR. By the end of the century he’d been a correspondent on the CBS broadcast Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

A few more thoughts on Kirk Cousins

Contemplating the fate of my Washington Redskins this morning I had a bit of a revelation regarding soon-to-be departed quarterback Kirk Cousins. Conventional wisdom around here seems to be that Cousins is a very good player who may well be even better if he goes to work for a better organization. Heck, he might even [...]

By | 2018-02-15T22:57:21+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How the Redskins can avert a PR disaster when/if Kirk Cousins leaves town

Now that Redskins' season has mercifully come to an end, here’s the sad and much-talked-about reality: In this coming off-season the team very well may not be able to hold on to their most precious and valuable player—quarterback Kirk Cousins. Either because they won’t pay him enough, or he no longer wants to be here. [...]

By | 2017-12-31T22:51:20+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How the Redskins can avert a PR disaster when/if Kirk Cousins leaves town

Justice League; Better than you think.

I went to see Justice League this afternoon and about halfway through, it hit me: This movie is pretty damn good.  I’m intrigued by the story, never bored with the action and I care about the characters. In other words, despite what the critics tell you—Justice League does not suck. Not even close.  Now [...]

By | 2017-11-29T21:08:30+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Editorial, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Justice League; Better than you think.

One year later

It’s been a year now since America elected Donald Trump as president and if there’s  one thing I still just can’t over it is this number: 58 percent. See according the Pew Center…that’s the percentage of White voters who supported trump … even after the guy played the race card…maliciously… throughout the campaign. He is [...]

By | 2017-11-08T14:46:24+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Editorial, Lifestyle|Comments Off on One year later

Act Your Age

When I graduated from American University waaaay back in 1981…. Our speaker was some Reagan administration person who was so important and bigtime that I cannot recall his name. Still some of my fellow graduates  were so incensed by this man’s prescence…that when he took the stage they stood up and turned their backs on [...]

By | 2017-09-14T19:28:26+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Editorial|Comments Off on Act Your Age

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain?

President Trump’s ..uh..fiery rehetoric regarding North Korea has left him with a set of bad choices.  Rain fire and fury down on the North Koreans and start and awful war no one with any sense wants…. Or don’t … and risk being seen as a big talker with more mouth than muscle. The stakes are [...]

By | 2017-08-25T20:43:56+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Editorial|Comments Off on Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain?

He Cant Fix It

Mr. Trump Goes to Washington My old man used to have a saying…. If it was easy…everyone would do it.  Its an ancient truism made brand new again… by the flailing presidency of Donald Trump. These last 5 months we’ve seen Trump smacked upside the head over and over again by just how intractable and [...]

By | 2017-08-25T20:44:04+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Editorial|Comments Off on He Cant Fix It

Kirk Cousins. No matter how you feel about the Redskins QB it appears my favorite hometown team handled the situation about as badly as you could imagine. But don’t worry–it could get worse next year.

INTRO:  Did you see Steeler Wide out Antonio brown twerking in the endzone last Monday night? Well..the NFL sure did and they’re already doling out the fines. Our derek mcginty wonders when the NO Fun League will get the message….and lighten up. Anybody remember the XFL? Back in 2001…it was professional wrestling’s answer to the [...]

By | 2017-08-22T20:27:16+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Editorial, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Kirk Cousins. No matter how you feel about the Redskins QB it appears my favorite hometown team handled the situation about as badly as you could imagine. But don’t worry–it could get worse next year.

Why You Treat Me So Bad? United Airlines has gotten most of the headlines for poor passenger treatment, but we’ve been putting up with deteriorating customer service on airlines for years. turns out its not just the airlines.

United blew this one on so many levels its hard to know where to start….but how about we begin with the basic economics of this thing: When an airline overbooks and then asks you to voluntarily give up your seat… give is the wrong word…they want to buy it from you with a voucher or [...]

By | 2017-08-22T20:31:37+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Editorial|Comments Off on Why You Treat Me So Bad? United Airlines has gotten most of the headlines for poor passenger treatment, but we’ve been putting up with deteriorating customer service on airlines for years. turns out its not just the airlines.

Shut up, Mr. President. Why things would be so much better for President Trump if he’d just keep his mouth shut.

What if one day soon…  President Trump tweets out the usual crazy in the early morning hours….and almost no one noticed or cared? Already… the conservative Wall street journal editorial page has blasted our President for his constant lies… …saying quote…if he doesn’t show more respect for the truth most Americans may conclude he’s a [...]

By | 2017-08-22T20:41:47+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Editorial|Comments Off on Shut up, Mr. President. Why things would be so much better for President Trump if he’d just keep his mouth shut.