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  • What Candidates Won't Say

    10/12/2016 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | John Stossel
    Catch politicians in private moments and you might hear what they really believe: Donald Trump "can do anything" to women because he's powerful. Hillary Clinton's "private" positions aren't the same as her "public" ones. In public, politicians mostly get away with spouting talking points and clamming up about questions that really matter. When Clinton was asked if she agrees with Trump's approach to terrorism and immigration, she confidently replied, "This is a serious challenge. We are well equipped to meet it. And we can do so in keeping with smart law enforcement, good intelligence and in concert with our values."...
  • Clinton Cash

    07/27/2016 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | July 27, 2016 | John Stossel
    This week, as Democrats fawn over Hillary Clinton, I'm struck by how both Clintons continue to thrive despite their remarkable record of sleazy dealings. The just released documentary "Clinton Cash," based on a book by Peter Schweizer, explains how they make big money by selling access to themselves. In a conversation, Schweizer told me how the Clintons use "speaking fees" to get around bribery laws. "If somebody gave a politician or family member money for a favor, that's breaking the law. But if you say it's a speaking fee, and you pay double or triple the normal rate, that seems...
  • My Lunch with Hillary [John Stossel]

    06/16/2016 12:04:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | June 15, 2016 | John Stossel
    My Lunch With Hillary Arguing over regulations that keep poor people from improving their situations John Stossel | June 15, 2016 Photo credit: John StosselI had lunch with Hillary Clinton.Really.I was on vacation on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, at a hotel that's a mixture of villas-for-rent that stand right next to big houses owned by rich Americans. One day, several black SUVs arrived—men in suits wearing earpieces got out. I asked another tourist, "What's that about?""Bill and Hillary Clinton may stay here," he said.Another tourist said, "That's just a rumor." But a few days later, Secret Service men...
  • Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer

    04/26/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer service stinks By John Stossel Published April 20, 2016 I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service...
  • Hospital

    04/20/2016 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, "I'm running late." Few doctors give...
  • Another Libertarian Moment?

    04/13/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Stossel
    The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on its cover and called him the "most interesting man in politics." Then Paul fizzled, and pundits said the "libertarian moment," if there ever was one, had ended. But Sen. Paul never ran as a libertarian. He ran as a libertarian-ish Republican, and he wasn't particularly convincing when he got to speak in debates. Americans were unimpressed. But now that, according to, the presidential race will be a choice between Donald Trump...
  • My Trump Problem

    11/11/2015 4:31:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies ^ | November 11, 2015 | John Stossel
    Sometimes I like Donald Trump. He makes me laugh when he mocks reporters' stupid questions. Sometimes he's smart. When Maryland's lefty governor said a tax on rich people would "raise revenue," Trump told me why it wouldn't. The taxpayers would just flee: "I know these people! They're international people! Whether they live here or in a place like Switzerland, it doesn't really matter to them!" Perfect TV sound bite. And accurate. Maryland's tax on the rich brought in less revenue. When Trump makes billions by giving people things they want in voluntary exchanges -- via casinos or real estate or...
  • John Doe victims to tell their stories in Fox News special

    10/09/2015 3:38:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-9-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Targets of Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigations will share their stories of government-stifled speech on an upcoming Fox News special. “Censored in America,” as reported by John Stossel, airs at 7 p.m. Central Time Saturday. “America is the first country to say to its people: all of you have a right to speak. But today speech is under siege,” Stossel writes in a blog promoting the special. In it, he tells the stories of several people who have lost that right to speak, suffering varying consequences for doing so. Stossel includes the story of John Doe targets...
  • Donald Trump’s Eminent Domain Love Nearly Cost a Widow Her House

    08/22/2015 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 08/19/2015 | By David Boaz
    Since he shot to the top of the presidential polls, Donald Trump’s serial bankruptcies and bullying nature have made big headlines. But no one seems to have brought up a bullying business practice he’s particularly fond of: eminent domain.The billionaire mogul-turned-reality TV celebrity, who says he wants to work on behalf of “the silent majority,” has had no compunction about benefiting from the coercive power of the state to kick innocent Americans out of their homes.For more than 30 years Vera Coking lived in a three-story house just off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Donald Trump built his 22-story Trump...
  • JOHN STOSSEL: We should sell human organs, as they do in Iran

    11/11/2013 2:28:06 PM PST · by JediJones · 52 replies
    The Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | 11/11/2013 | John Stossel
    I say: Privatize everything. Regulations forbid buying and selling organs, so the market cannot operate. Desperate patients must wait and hope someone gives an organ out of sheer generosity, that someone dies at just the right time, and that hospital administrators bump their case to the top of the list. In the United States, 100,000 people are on waiting lists for kidneys. Kidneys make up 80 percent of the organ shortage. We have two kidneys but need only one. Donors could save many lives, but not enough choose to donate. By contrast, in Iran, there’s often a waiting line of...
  • Donald Trump and Eminent Domain [Revisiting Trump's support of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision]

    08/09/2015 7:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    In a free market, there’s a pretty simple process for dealing with the situation that arises when one person covets another’s belongings: The coveter makes an offer to purchase them. If the offer is rebuffed, the coveter can make a new proposal, but he cannot simply take what he wants. It’s an effective way of recognizing the impracticality of the Tenth Commandment while enforcing the Eighth. Donald Trump’s covetous nature is not in dispute, but what many may forget is that he’s no great respecter of the admonition not to steal, either: The man has a track record of using...
  • Video: John Lott and John Stossel - Debunking Bloomberg 6 minutes

    03/06/2015 4:42:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This is an excellent video where John Lott appears on John Stossel's show, and debunk's claims made by Michael Bloomberg's organizations.  It is particularly effective in showing that media reports are often gross distortions of the facts.  The old media sometimes completely reverses reality in their reporting. It is a good reference to link to when debating disarmists in the comments sections of various publications on the Internet.   People who are unwilling to accept facts or reason will simply ignore it, but most people do not have their minds made up.  They will consider the possibility that they are...
  • NBC’s Perfidy Didn’t Start with Brian Williams

    02/12/2015 2:07:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 12, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Brian Williams recently “shocked” many Americans with his disingenuous reporting. His claims of perilous combat coverage in Iraq and dramatic Hurricane Katrina coverage in New Orleans appear bogus. After suspending him for 6 months, NBC is now investigating its top anchor, attempting to “get at the truth.” Right. Same as the Warren Commission. But in fact, Brian Williams’ style of NBC reporting has its adherents. Take the Castro regime. A red carpet, honor-guard and a 21-gun salute (figuratively speaking) is what NBC always finds upon their frequent visits to “report” from Cuba. Gosh? I wonder why? Maybe these quotes provide...
  • Restate of the Union

    01/21/2015 4:34:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | John Stossel
    resident Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. We've created a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half! Give me a break. The deficit is lower now not because of any prudence on Obama's part but merely because the $800 billion stimulus spending blowout didn't continue. All the president does is increase spending: free community college, free Obamaphones, free birth control, etc. Yes, our annual deficit is lower, but it's still...
  • “It’s a Mean, Mean World?”: John Stossel’s Fox News Show discussing Bloomberg’s false claims

    10/04/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 04, 2014 | John Stossel
    John Stossel’s show invited Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations to send a representative to debate on guns, but, as they have done so many times in the past, Shannon Watts and the rest of Bloomberg’s staff declined to participate. The show discussed Bloomberg’s claims regarding the risks of guns in the home as well as domestic violence. Bloomberg’s PR people did send some statements to be read on the show and they were discussed. This show aired on Fox News on Saturday at 5 PM EDT and will re-air at 10 PM EDT on Sunday, and 1 AM EDT on...
  • Americans For Tax Reform's Policy Director Calls Tea Party 'Freaking Retarded'

    10/24/2013 4:14:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 24, 2013
    Americans For Tax Reform Tax Policy Director Ryan Ellis said on Wednesday night that he's starting to think tea party activists are "freaking retarded."
  • Train Wreck Ahead

    05/01/2013 6:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 1, 2013 | John Stossel
    Most Americans -- even those who are legislators -- know very little about the details of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare. Next year, when it goes into effect, we will learn the hard way. Many people lazily assume that the law will do roughly what it promises: give insurance to the uninsured and lower the cost of health care by limiting spending on dubious procedures. Don't count on it. Consider just the complexity: The act itself is more than 906 pages long, and again and again in those 906 pages are the words, "the Secretary shall promulgate regulations...
  • Green Tyranny

    04/03/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 3, 2013 | John stossel
    Environmental activists and politicians would like you to think that we must love their regulations -- or hate trees and animals. I love trees and animals. But you can love nature and still hate the tyranny that environmental regulations bring. The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it will boost gas prices ("only" a penny, although industry says 6 to 9 cents) to make another minuscule improvement to air quality. In New York City, my mayor wants to ban Styrofoam cups, saying, "I think it's something we can do without." Congress already dictates the design of our cars, toilets and light...
  • The Blob That Ate Children

    03/20/2013 2:19:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | John Stossel
    Shortly after I did my first TV special on education, "Stupid in America," hundreds of union teachers showed up outside my office to yell at me. They were angry because I said union rules were a big reason American kids don't learn. The union is a big reason kids don't like school and learn less. Union contracts limit flexibility, limit promotion of good teachers, waste money and make it hard for principals to fire even terrible teachers. But I was wrong to imply that the union is the biggest problem. In states with weak unions, K-12 schools stagnate, too. Education...
  • Ann Coulter Battles John Stossel

    02/22/2013 11:53:58 AM PST · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/22/12 | Becket Adams
    Conservative talker Ann Coulter appeared Thursday on Fox Business Network’s “Stossel” to do battle with the show’s Libertarian host — and his 1,400+ Libertarian guests. Their biggest point of contention? Social Conservatism versus the Libertarian “Individuals Should Be Left Alone” approach. The evening began pleasantly enough, the two discussing whether the U.S. should’ve invaded Iraq following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Coulter believes military action was justified because Saddam Hussein was “definitely looking for uranium from Niger.” But then things became a little more heated when Stossel decided to shift gears and brought up legalizing drugs. “Libertarians and pot,” Coulter...
  • There Ought Not to Be a Law

    08/15/2012 3:42:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 15, 2012 | John Stossel
    I’m a libertarian in part because I see a false choice offered by the political left and right: government control of the economy -- or government control of our personal lives. People on both sides think of themselves as freedom lovers. The left thinks government can lessen income inequality. The right thinks government can make Americans more virtuous. I say we’re best off if neither side attempts to advance its agenda via government. Let both argue about things like drug use and poverty, but let no one be coerced by government unless he steals or attacks someone. Beyond the small...
  • Allen West: So many government agencies ‘stuck on stupid’

    08/12/2012 9:46:05 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 6 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 12, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    When U.S. Rep. Allen West visited GelTech Solutions in Jupiter last week, he expressed both enthusiasm for its “next-generation” products and frustration with the government’s tendency to hinder small businesses’ growth. In an exclusive interview, West said so many government agencies are “stuck on stupid,” continuing their old ways instead of embracing new, less expensive technology. Such archaic thinking, he said, ends up costing the American taxpayer more money. GelTech Solutions, a small, publicly traded company based in Jupiter, is growing at a time when many other businesses are struggling in a crippling economic downturn. Though it is just one...
  • Stossel Interviews FNC Primetime Hosts About First Jobs To Show Young People They Should Aim Lower

    07/12/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 07/12/2012 | by Noah Rothman
    Fox Business Network host John Stossel appeared on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends on Thursday to dispel the myth that there are almost no low or no experience jobs available. He also interviewed Fox News Channel’s primetime hosts about their first jobs to show young people that they might have expectations that are preventing them from taking these kinds of jobs. Fill-in host Peter Johnson asked Stossel if young Americans were aiming too high. Stossel agreed and said that older people were also thinking that way too. “Right outside the welfare office where people told us there were no...
  • The Education Blob

    07/04/2012 5:17:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | John Stossel
    Since progressives want government to run health care, let's look at what government management did to K-12 education. While most every other service in life has gotten better and cheaper, American education remains stagnant. Spending has tripled! Why no improvement? Because K-12 education is a virtual government monopoly -- and monopolies don't improve. In every other sector of the economy, market competition forces providers to improve constantly. It's why most things get better -- often cheaper, too (except when government interferes, as in health care). Politicians claim that education and health care are different -- too important to leave to...
  • John Stossel: I left ABC ‘because it sucked there’

    04/12/2012 9:06:00 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-12-12 | Alexandra Myers
    Former ABC News reporter John Stossel, in an interview with The Heritage Foundation, explained why he left ABC and how he arrived at Fox News. Stossel left ABC in 2009 after working there for 28 years “because it sucked,” he said. “They were hostile to these ideas that made us prosperous and I consider so important. They tolerated me for years,” said Stossel, “but by the end they were saying ‘Oh, you’re so predictable Stossel, you want to use libertarian economics all the time.’” A turning point for Stossel came when he did a segment called “Stupid in America” about...
  • Almost Everything We're Taught Is Wrong

    08/24/2011 4:02:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies ^ | August 24 2011 | John Stossel
    We grow up learning that some things are just bad: child labor, ticket scalping, price gouging, kidney selling, blackmail, etc. But maybe they're not. What I love about economics is that it can show that what seems harmful is actually good for society. It illuminates what common sense overlooks. This is all covered in the eye-opening book "Defending the Undefendable" by economist Walter Block. Most people call child labor an unmitigated evil. David Boaz of the Cato Institute and Nick Gillespie of say that's wrong. "If we say that the United States should abolish child labor in very poor...
  • Take A Chainsaw To The Budget (Stossel Gets It)

    07/31/2011 12:46:05 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 51 replies
    On my show tonight at 10pm, I lay out a way to completely get rid of the deficit. I don't claim to be a budget expert. But others, such as Chris Edwards at Cato and Stuart Butler at Heritage, are. They found lots of serious cuts. My staff found a few more, and put together a list that would completely balance the budget: Defense cut by 2/3: $475 billion (Federal Budget, pg. 58) Medicare/Medicaid*: $441 billion (Cato Institute) Social Security Means Testing: $170 billion (Heritage Foundation) Eliminate Dept. of Education (includes Pell Grants): $106.9 billion (Cato Institute) Social Security*: $85.7...
  • Stossel Admits He Could've Had Breitbart's ACORN Scoop But Passed Due to ABC's Politics (WHOA!)

    06/27/2011 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 26th | Stossel via Newsbusters
    Despite slipping mostly under the radar, John Stossel disclosed something on his FBN program last Thursday that should have garnered a lot more attention. As he chatted with guest Andrew Breitbart, Stossel admitted that the conservative publisher had offered him the James O'Keefe/Hannah Giles/ACORN scoop, but the former ABC Newser declined due to politics at the network he used to work for (video follows with transcript and commentary): JOHN STOSSEL, HOST: Speaking of the mainstream media, I am a little bit ashamed of this one, but I am revealing now for the first time publicly that when I worked at...
  • Corporate Welfare

    03/23/2011 4:19:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 23, 2011 | John Stossel
    In America today, the biggest recipients of handouts are not poor people. They're corporations. General Electric CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt is super-close to President Obama. The president named Immelt chairman of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Before that, Immelt was on Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He's a regular companion when Obama travels abroad to hawk American exports. (Why does business need government to do that?) "Jeff Immelt is perhaps the CEO who is most cozy with President Obama," says journalist Tim Carney. "General Electric is structuring their business around where government is going ... high-speed rail, solar, wind....
  • Why Do the Poor Stay Poor?

    12/08/2010 4:19:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | December 8, 2010 | John Stossel
    Of the 6 billion people on Earth, 2 billion try to survive on a few dollars a day. They don't build businesses, or if they do, they don't expand them. Unlike people in the United States, Europe and Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, etc., they don't lift themselves out of poverty. Why not? What's the difference between them and us? Hernando de Soto taught me that the biggest difference may be property rights. I first met de Soto maybe 15 years ago. It was at one of those lunches where people sit around wondering how to end...
  • Taxing the Rich

    09/28/2010 10:53:11 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate Inc ^ | September 29, 2010 | John Stossel
    Taxing the Rich By John Stossel Progressives want to raise taxes on individuals who make more than $200,000 a year because they say it's wrong for the rich to be "given" more money. Sunday's New York Times carries a cartoon showing Uncle Sam handing money to a fat cat. They just don't get it. As I've said before, a tax cut is not a handout. It simply means government steals less. What progressives want to do is take money from some -- by force -- and spend it on others. It sounds less noble when plainly stated.
  • Private Enterprise Does It Better

    08/04/2010 6:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 4, 2010 | John Stossel
    Click here to find out more! In "Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity," I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn't name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay. Free enterprise does everything better. Why? Because if private companies don't do things efficiently, they lose money and die. Unlike government, they cannot compel payment through the power to tax. Even when a private company operates a public facility under contract to government, it must perform. If it doesn't, it will be "fired" -- its contract won't be renewed. Government is never fired. Contracting...
  • Immigrants – good or bad? (John Stossel on immigration in the USA)

    07/21/2010 8:12:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 07/20/2010 | John Stossel
    I'm confused about immigration. We libertarians believe in free trade. That includes trade in labor, too. New people bring us not just labor, but also good new ideas. Open immigration during America's first hundred years helped make America rich. Open immigration is dangerous today, however, because some immigrants want to murder us. And now that America is a welfare state, some want to come here just to freeload. That great champion of freedom Milton Friedman said Mexican immigration is a good thing – but only so long as it's illegal. "Why? Because as long as it's illegal for people to...
  • Libertarianism Fails against Illegal Immigration (John Stossel's Doctrinaire Libertarianism)

    07/13/2010 2:13:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Cross Walk ^ | 07/13/2010 | Dr. Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College
    Recently, Bill O'Reilly interviewed John Stossel about the dangerous situation along Arizona's porous border with Mexico. Stossel is probably my favorite reporter. I admire the way he demolishes popular myths, particularly economic myths. However, on the topic of how to deal with waves of illegals (some of them perpetrators of violent crime) in Arizona, his remarks were perplexing. Stossel's arguments showcased "doctrinaire libertarianism"—defined here as the rigid belief that government is always the greater evil. Essentially, though by no means condoning crime, Stossel was more willing to tolerate illegal aliens imposing murder, mayhem, and an oppressive sense of danger on...
  • Economics is Hard. Don’t Let Bloggers Tell You Otherwise

    07/03/2010 6:43:19 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 162 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 17, 2010 | Kartik Athreya
    Abstract In this essay, I argue that neither non-economist bloggers, nor economists who portray economics —especially macroeconomic policy— as a simple enterprise with clear conclusions, are likely to contibute any insight to discussion of economics and, as a result, should be ignored by an open-minded lay public. The following is a letter to open-minded consumers of the economics blogosphere. In the wake of the recent financial crisis, bloggers seem unable to resist commentating routinely about economic events. It may always have been thus, but in recent times, the manifold dimensions of the financial crisis and associated recession have given fillip...
  • John Stossel on "More Guns, Less Crime?"

    06/25/2010 2:28:43 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2010 | John Stossel
    This week on Stossel, if more people own guns and carry them ... is that good, or bad? Watch Thursdays at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight, Fridays at 10 p.m., Saturdays at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight, and Sundays at 10 p.m. (all times eastern).
  • Free to Choose

    06/09/2010 8:29:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 15+ views ^ | June 9, 2010 | John Stossel
    America's current struggles notwithstanding, life here is pretty good. We have a standard of living that's the envy of most of the world. Why did that happen? Prosperity isn't the norm. Throughout history and throughout the world, poverty has been the norm. Most of the world still lives in dire poverty. Of the 6 billion people on earth, perhaps 1 billion have something close to our standard of living. Why did America prosper when most of the people of the world are still poor? Milton Friedman taught me the answer. More than any other American, Friedman, who won the Nobel...
  • Stossel Slandered By Media Matters

    05/23/2010 4:02:32 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 15 replies · 1,046+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | May 23, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Discussing Rand Paul's criticism of Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, John Stossel took to the air Thursday to unapologetically expound on Paul's point. "Private businesses ought to get to discriminate," Stossel said. "And I won't ever go to a place that's racist and I will tell everybody else not to and I'll speak against them. But it should be their right to be racist."This quote was included in a Friday email from Media Matters' president Eric Burns encouraging readers to rally against the Fox News network, Stossel's employer. "Enough is enough: Stop promoting racism on your...
  • John Stossel tells O'Reilly: President Obama is an "Arrogant Interventionist" - Video

    05/05/2010 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 36 replies · 813+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 5, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of John Stossel talking to Bill O'Reilly about whether or not President Obama is actually a "socialist" or not. Stossel said he would call Obama an "arrogant interventionist": "I’d call Obama an interventionist. An arrogant interventionist. He wants government control over health care, banking, energy, education, and the auto industry. He has “lawyers’ disease.” Law school misleads lawyers into thinking that smart bureaucrats can successfully micromanage life with paper and procedure. He wants to increase regulation everywhere. Those are terrible ideas." O'Reilly said it is clear Obama wants to take money from the well-off and give it...
  • What Am I?

    04/08/2010 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 50 replies · 858+ views ^ | April 07, 2010 | John Stossel
    I used to be a Kennedy-style "liberal." Then I wised up. Now I'm a libertarian. But what does that mean? When I asked people on the street, half had no clue. We know that conservatives want government to conserve traditional values. They say they're for limited government, but they're pro-drug war, pro-immigration restriction and anti-abortion, and they often support "nation-building." And so-called liberals? They tend to be anti-gun and pro-choice on abortion. They favor big, powerful government -- they say -- to make life kinder for people. By contrast, libertarians want government to leave people alone -- in both the...
  • John Stossel: Teachers' Unions and US Education (Videos 1--6)

    02/21/2010 12:14:19 PM PST · by beaversmom · 43 replies · 1,309+ views
    John Stossel via YouTube ^ | February 18, 2010 | John Stossel via YouTube
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  • Education: Too Important for a Government Monopoly

    02/20/2010 1:37:57 PM PST · by Neil Peart · 10 replies · 384+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2-20-10 | John Stossel
    The government-school establishment has said the same thing for decades: Education is too important to leave to the competitive market. If we really want to help our kids, we must focus more resources on the government schools. But despite this mantra, the focus is on something other than the kids. When The Washington Post asked George Parker, head of the Washington, D.C., teachers union, about the voucher program there, he said: "Parents are voting with their feet. ... As kids continue leaving the system, we will lose teachers. Our very survival depends on having kids in D.C. schools so we'll...
  • Hurtling Down the Road to Serfdom

    02/12/2010 11:15:04 AM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Jewish World View ^ | 2/10/10 | John Stossel
    Government is taking us a long way down the Road to Serfdom. That doesn't just mean that more of us must work for the government. It means that we are changing from independent, self-responsible people into a submissive flock. The welfare state kills the creative spirit. F.A. Hayek, an Austrian economist living in Britain, wrote "The Road to Serfdom" in 1944 as a warning that central economic planning would extinguish freedom. The book was a hit. Reader's Digest produced a condensed version that sold 5 million copies. At the beginning of "The Road to Serfdom," Hayek acknowledges that mere material...
  • Who Needs Energy Independence?

    01/20/2010 6:04:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 616+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | John Stossel
    When you gas up your car, do you think that you're doing something evil? After all, I'm told that burning gasoline helps "murder the Earth," not to mention fills the coffers of terrorists and despots. So we must move away from oil. Al Gore says, "The future of human civilization is at stake." But I need the gas. I need to drive. I need electricity to light my home. What can I do? Is there an alternative? There is, I'm told. "What if we could use fuels that are not expensive, don't cause pollution and are abundantly available right here...
  • Obama: I Will Tax You to Punish Banks (John Stossel)

    01/14/2010 8:33:10 AM PST · by Stoat · 27 replies · 2,416+ views
    Fox Business ^ | January 14, 2010 | John Stossel
    Obama: I Will Tax You to Punish Banks   Today President Obama will propose a new tax on the nation’s biggest banks, reports today's Washington Post. How will the tax work? Firms would pay a "Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee" at an annual rate of $1,500 for every $1 million borrowed to finance lending and other activities.In other words, the Obama Administration is going to punish those greedy banks by making it more expensive for you to borrow money. This is wrong on so many levels, it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with a point made by Jamie...
  • Here's a Label: "Stupid" (Stossel on WA State Dem who wants to change legal language on poor kids)

    01/13/2010 5:04:08 AM PST · by Stoat · 36 replies · 1,718+ views
    Fox Business ^ | January 13, 2009 | John Stossel
    Here's a Label: "Stupid"   Labels change over time to ensure no delicate sensitivities are bruised. That's what happened with the word "poor," as in "poor children." Poor children became "disadvantaged." They didn’t get any extra money for that, unfortunately. Now, they're "at-risk." That's not enough, say some members of the language police.People like Washington State Democratic State Sen. Rosa Franklin, who says "We really put too many negatives on our kids... We need to come up with positive terms." Her solution? Call the kids "at hope."Since Franklin is a politician, she wants to impose her whims on everyone...
  • Memo to the House: Adopt the Filibuster

    12/30/2009 4:00:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 524+ views ^ | December 30, 2009 | John Stossel
    The filibuster is sure taking its lumps these days. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says "the Senate -- and, therefore, the U.S. government as a whole -- has become ominously dysfunctional". The Democrats won the White House and Congress last year and should have had no trouble passing the health care overhaul, yet "the need for 60 votes to cut off Senate debate and end a filibuster -- a requirement that appears nowhere in the Constitution, but is simply a self-imposed rule -- turned what should have been a straightforward piece of legislating into a nail-biter. And it gave...
  • O'Reilly Talks With John Stossel About University Teaching "White Guilt" Course - Video

    12/15/2009 6:12:21 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 721+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 15, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Bill O'Reilly talking with John Stossel about a controversial "race, culture, class, and gender task force" at a university in Minnesota that will require students to accept theories like "white privilege and institutional racism." (Video)
  • John Stossel tells O’Reilly he’s going to Kick his butt in the ratings

    12/08/2009 6:07:38 PM PST · by publius321 · 34 replies · 1,859+ views
    John Stossel tells O’Reilly he’s going to Kick his butt in the ratings I remembered how 7 years ago when I was grassroots campaigning to get Stossel on Fox News. When they hired Greta instead I wrote this piece recommending that CNN, if they wanted to challenge Fox should hire John Stossel to take the 8:00PM time-slot and predicted that Stossel – who I feel is MUCH MORE acute than O’reilly – would beat him in the ratings. Well tonight, almost seven years later, Stossel who has been given a show on Fox Business Network during the 8:00PM time-slot was...
  • Al Gore Refuses to Discuss 'Climate Crisis' with John Stossel (premiere episode)

    12/11/2009 10:54:50 AM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies · 847+ views ^ | 12-11-09 | Noel Sheppard
    Despite appearing on CNN and MSNBC Wednesday, Nobel Laureate Al Gore was apparently too busy to discuss global warming on the premiere episode of John Stossel's new Fox Business Network program. To kick off his new show Thursday, Stossel chose the controversial subject of climate change, and invited on a number of guests to address the issue in great detail. According to an e-mail message sent to Stossel's producers on November 23, "the growing influence of the climate crisis message and the demand on Mr. Gore's time" made it impossible for the former Vice President to attend. Of course, Gore's...