Published On: Sat, Dec 17th, 2016

Stossel goes off the air, a major media loss

On Friday evening, the last episode of what I consider the most important news/commentary show on television airs, and it will be a huge loss for television viewers.


John Stossel, the host of  the weekly program Stossel on Fox Business Network (FBN) announced on his Twitter page that the Dec. 16 episode would be his last. He began at FBN in 2009 after an equally important run on ABC’s 20/20 that lasted years.

Why is this such a loss and why do I consider it the most important news/commentary show on television?

While other news and commentary shows on all the other cable and network stations promoted big government in one form or another, whether domestic or overseas, John Stossel brought a different perspective to every episode, that is…smaller government, liberty, the Constitution and the virtues of the free market and capitalism as good and has proven to be better than the alternatives.

It was an education that no one is going to get in high school, and unfortunately in the universities also. Whether the topic be health care, public education or climate change, Stossel always offered a refreshing and different perspective.

Now with the losses of Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano several years ago and now Stossel, the choices become even slimmer for these ideas on television.

Fortunately, Mr Stossel will not be totally missing from the scene. It is reported he continue as a guest on various Fox shows and he’ll be doing projects with Reason.TV.

Thanks John for the many great episodes. You’ll be missed.


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